News: 50 Cent Explains Label Frustrations, "It's Been Discouraging At Points" [Video]

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 6:05PM

Written by Rosario Harper

G-Unit leader 50 Cent is showing just how intense his issues toward Interscope Records have been as of late by admitting a lack of energy and effort has kept a new album off store shelves.

Briefly discussing his unnamed solo effort, Fif said the recording process has been discouraging.

"I wrote this album. I went through the process of writing it. It's been discouraging at points to not see the same efforts from everyone," 50 said when asked about his label frustrations and perceived depression. "As far as me partnering with Feeding America for this actual project, the business model that I adapted was -- conscious capitalism. [New album this year?] Hopefully." (CES)

Over the weekend, Fif issued an open apology for going off on Interscope over an unauthorized leak.

"Discovered a computer glitch leaked my song. Sorry to team at interscope for over reacting!," he tweeted January 8th.
"I put a lot in to this project but I don't care if it ever comes out. Jimmy iovine has been like a mentor for me. I just want to stay friends" (50 Cent's Twitter)

Last week, 50 took to Twitter to unleash his Interscope problems.

"I have lost all the faith in the team I'm on. I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.," he tweeted Monday (January 2). "I'm going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote to focus on I'm not upset I'm just convinced this is not how I want to remembered." (50 Cent's Twitter)

In December, the New York rap star revealed he had no intention of rushing out a new LP.

"I want to come out at the top of the year, I want to be ready, but, you know, of course it's all on how everybody else puts together their actual marketing campaign and get it right," 50 said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. "I don't have a timeline anymore. I'm doing the Dr. Dre. I'm doing what Eminem does. I've been on a shot clock my entire career. 'I've gotta come out during this period. I've got to come out during this period.' Like, every other year. My albums are so successful that it would take me a year to get done touring off of them. I may not necessarily tour off of this album. I might release it and decide I'm going to make the next one instead of actually going out and touring and let everybody live with that and do something different. Or they'll see me at spot dates." (Shade 45)

Check out 50 Cent's interview down below:

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