News: 50 Cent Hints At The Unexpected, "Don't Be Surprised If You Hear Me & Kanye"
Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 1:10PM
50 Cent is currently in work mode, crafting the follow-up to last year's Before I Self Destruct and has hinted at a few possible producers he may link with.
As of now, 50 is hinting at work with producers Swizz Beatz and Kanye West.
"A lot of producers send stuff that's interesting," 50 said in an interview. "To me, it inspires me to write with different cadences, see a different style. I don't want the record to sound like old material. I want it to sound like something new. They all go, 'Oh, Fif, we want that Get Rich or Die Tryin'. They do the same thing to Jay-Z, [but] if you want the old one, buy the old one. If you want the new material that the artist is inspired to write, check it out...I sat with Swizz [Beatz]; I'mma try to get in with him. Don't even be surprised if you hear me and Kanye, just talented artists -- period. I'mma collaborate and make a monster this time. Ain't nobody off limits to me in my head. If creatively they have something they feel is something for the project, I'm with it." (MTV)
Two years ago, rumors suggested West and 50 were planning on working together for a collaboration.
Looks like 50 Cent and Kanye West's rivalry may be officially over. How do we know, you ask. Well MediaTakeOut.com is hearing whispers that Kanye's working on a remix for his hit song Flashing Lights - and word is that 50 Cent is going to be on it. According to a top producer, it was 50's idea to do the collaboration. The insider explained, "50 Cent never had anything personally against Kanye [like he did] with The Game or Fat Joe. So it's not as crazy an idea as you'd think ... Besides it's good for hip hop." (Media Take Out)
In 2007, 50 and West made headlines for going head-to-head with a publicized SoundScan battle.
Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200's largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West's album moved 957,000 during its first six days when the tracking service refreshes its charts tomorrow morning (Sept. 19). Also pumping album volume are 50 Cent's "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope), which will lock down the No. 2 slot with 691,000 sold. Kenny Chesney's "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates" (BNA/Sony BMG Nashville) will bow at No. 3 with 387,000 copies. (Billboard)
Last night, West publicly praised 50's artist, Lloyd Banks, and called him one of the best underrated emcees in hip-hop today.
"Yo man Loyd Banks prolly the most underrated MC in the game... Man he deserve to be top 5 at least!," West tweeted Wednesday (September 8) night. (Kanye West's Twitter)
No further album details have been released as of now.
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview down below: