News: 50 Cent Stays In His Lane, Vows To Avoid Rapper-Turned-Producer Status [Video]

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 4:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit's 50 Cent recently discussed his plans to remain a lyrical emcee, turning down the idea of trying his hand in the world of production.

Despite rap mentor Eminem enjoying rapper-turned-producer status, Fif said he plans to leave beat-making to the experts.

Recently, Fif talked about the album being his best work to date and the tremendous amount of his heart and soul going into the creation of his "comeback" project. But he did hold back in one area of the album's recording process. 50 told VIBE he wouldn't try his hand at producing like many of today's new rap stars, such as J. Cole and Big K.R.I.T. "No, I don't want to get producer's ears," 50 told VIBE. "What I mean by that is [when] the producer hears his snare, his kick, and what he think his keys should be on the actual records and sometimes they can't hear something that's hot, that someone else [did.]" He added, "A hit is a marriage between the production and the actual lyrics and tone." (VIBE)

A few days ago, Fif announced the release date of his upcoming LP.

"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, the rap executive revealed some producers fans could look forward to on his new LP.

"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 delaying 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)

Check out 50 Cent's interview below:

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