News: 50 Cent Finally Announces New LP Release Date, Promises A Hot Summer

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 4:00PM

Written by Rosario Harper

After recently teasing fans by claiming his upcoming untitled LP is better-sounding than 2003's Get Rich or Diey Tryin', rap star and former G-Unit front man, 50 Cent, has now penciled in a release date for the mysterious solo LP.

While details regarding its title and guest features are still slim, Fif has promised a mid-summer release date for his new album.

"My album is coming out july 2. I got some heat trust me I'm ready," Fif tweeted March 20th.
"My birthdays july 6 so that's a cool date for ME. Its gonna be july2 album, july4 independence day, then july6 my birthday." (50 Cent's Twitter)

Last December, Fif revealed some producers that will be featured on the LP that fans could look forward to.

"Production-wise, man, I got some Boi-1da joints," 50 said. "I did some stuff with Alex da Kid. I worked with [Eminem]--well, he didn't actually produce the record this time, but we worked together. On the record, we recorded a few joints. I worked with Frank Dukes, and he came with some pieces for me this go-round." (XXL Mag)

Over the winter, the platinum-selling rapper blamed internal problems with Interscope Records for offsetting his planned release.

"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)

Last year, the New York rap star said he had no intention of rushing out a new LP anytime soon.

"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 a recent 50 Cent interview below:

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