News: "I'm Gonna Work Like I Need A Record Deal Again"
Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 5:05PM
50 Cent may have platinum albums and number one hits to his name, but the rap star has vowed to start his hip-hop career over.
50 informed his 4.2 million Twitter followers of his new motivation.
"I'm starting my rap carrier over. I'm gonna work like I need a record deal again. Now the world will see how good I am. im a true artist," 50 tweeted Wednesday (March 16). (50 Cent's Twitter)
50's accomplishments in hip-hop have not gone unnoticed by fellow rappers like The Clipse's Pusha T.
"50 is one of my favorite rappers in this whole Hip-Hop sh*t," Pusha explained in an interview. "I like his principles." 50 Cent joins Pusha T on the track "Rain", also featuring Pharrell Williams. "[50 Cent] is amazing," Pusha continues about the G-Unit forefather turned multi-millionaire. "Nobody's done what he's done in such a short period of time." (Hip Hop DX)
Last month, 50's Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 2003 debut reached the eight-million albums sold mark.
50 Cent's 2003 breakthrough album Get Rich Or Die Tryin' tops the 8 million mark in sales this week. It's the fourth best-selling rap album in history, following Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP (10,341,000) and The Eminem Show (9,928,000) and Nelly's Country Grammar (8,489,000). (Yahoo News)
For now, 50 is focused on dropping a follow-up to 2009's gold certified Before I Self Destruct LP.
"What [fans] are hearing are just my ideas," Fif said in an interview. "This is my Detox album, it may take ten years and you gonna wait on it until it comes but when it do come, it'll be perfect. I recorded 20 songs to a whole different album concept before I put that on the side and said I wanna do this, what I'm doing now. I'ma write until I feel like I have something perfect. I feel like music marks time and it's important to put out the 'right' sound for that 'right' moment. Like my Curtis album, people said my Curtis album wasn't good and it had 'Ayo Technology,' number one record on the album. It had 'I Get Money,' 'I Still Kill' featuring Akon, Robin Thicke, so many hit records on the actual album, I'm like, 'What are you listening to?' But I guess I look at it and say it's timing...There's nobody in hip-hop that possesses the ability to do what I do. I'm more exciting than these people. I genuinely believe that..." (MTV)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview down below: