News: 50 Cent Throws "Magic" Tricks In The Bag

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 2:55PM

Written by Rosario Harper

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has confirmed recent speculation that his 2009 Before I Self Destruct follow-up LP, Black Magic, has been shelved indefinitely.

According to 50, the solo project was birthed through a desire to challenge himself.

"I moved 'Black Magic', because it's a total artist's album. It was something that I just wanted to do, so I went in and recreationally made a full-bodied piece of work. I gave myself a new concept, so now it's in the vault. But you can build another album out of that material that you put to the side. It's not a long drawn-out process for me to create it, but it's a long drawn-out process deciding what to offer the world. When I was making music initially, it was just for a 10 block radius, now it's for the world." (Red Bullentin)

Last summer, 50 hinted at the possibility of Black Magic not seeing the light of day.

"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 2010, 50 said R&B artists 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)

Earlier this week, 50 explained his recent music scene hiatus.

"I haven't been putting out new music cause I think people need to miss me. I go hard everybody knows this," 50 tweeted Tuesday (January 11). (50 Cent's Twitter)

Check out 50 Cent speaking on Black Magic down below:

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