News: 50 Cent Challenges Himself Leading Up To Album Completion
Friday, Aug 27, 2010 3:50PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has pledged not to cut his hair until the completion of a follow-up album to 2009's Before I Self-Destruct.
Making the promise on Twitter, 50 also informed fans that he was working on the new LP with Swizz Beatz.
"I was kicking it wit swiss last night That n*gga happy he got alicia keys He was smiling and sh*t That n*gga showed me all his teeth," 50 tweeted Thursday (August 26).
"I'm not gonna cut my hair till I finish my albumI'm working on it now I'm writing."
"Goodnight I'm beat I'm going to bed I aint gonna be on here agin till sat 12:00pmI'm working on my album I'm not cutting my hairTill its done." (50 Cent's Twitter)
Beatz has also confirmed putting in studio time with 50.
"I met up with him earlier in the day," Swizz explained about slotting studio time with Fif, Mary [J. Blige] and Busta Rhymes on Wednesday. "He's working on some amazing material that we're possibly collaborating on." For the most part, Swizz kept the details of his collabo with 50 on the low: "I don't want to talk too soon or too early, but it's crazy." (MTV)
Last month, 50 said he was considering shelving his originally titled Black Magic album.
"I've written the album, Black Magic, but I'm not sure if it'll be my next album," 50 said in an interview. "Since I've made it back to America, after recording in the UK and different territories while I was on the road, I started writing material that don't quite fit that concept, that album. Black Magic had a specific vibe to it, a different style of music and I was playing with different song structures, music from different genres like rock music -- since I got back, I've been writing some things that don't quite fit that because so many producers were accumulating material to send me more ideas so when I got back, I was kinda bombarded with a whole lot of production. To give you an example, Eminem's Recovery album. He had Relapse and Relapse 2 and I recorded for him on part two but because I was on tour with him during Recovery, we didn't get a chance to work together on that album but he re-wrote the album." (Rolling Stone Brasil)
In June, 50 said R&B legends Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield inspired Black Magic.
"It's still got a soulful vibe to it and that's why I called it Black Magic. I had some Marvin Gaye-inspired stuff, some things that content-wise would feel like something Curtis Mayfield would do from my perspective, and just the choices of how the cadences on the records were like performance music that they did in the past. It feels brand new. If I didn't tell you it was inspired by that, you wouldn't know that I got it from that. I didn't say the same things that they said; it's just my perspective on what they offered." (Rap-Up)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview down below: