G-Unit’s 50 Cent has announced plans to push his highly-anticipated Street King Immortal solo album’s release date to later this year in light of internal complications at Interscope Records.
According to Fif, changes with the renowned label’s staff has forced his LP to suffer a minor setback.
On Wednesday, the “I Get Money” MC revealed to MTV News that Street King won’t be out on February 26 and is now slated for a spring release, citing internal changes at Interscope Records as the reason. “Actually it’s the system,” he said. “It’s a lot of adjustments being made there, obviously Christmas I think 35 people got let go.” In the past, Fif has really taken Interscope to task when it came to delays and leakage of his music. This time, however, he seems to be understanding of the situation and exercising a great deal of patience. “It’s a shift in who’s responsibilities are what, so as fast as they get it together,” he said. “I’m confident they’ll put it together though, so it’ll be out.” (MTV)
Initially, the G-Unit head promised to drop his delayed LP no later than February 26th due to the date’s significance.
Hard to believe that it’s been almost a decade since 50 Cent crashed the rap world with his meteoric debut LP, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, but on February 6, 2013, Fif’s sonic baby will hit the 10-year mark. 5-0 won’t hit the anniversary on the head though. On Tuesday (November 27), he tweeted that Street King will actually drop on February 26. That release date comes not long after MTV News sat with him and buddy Eminem on the Detroit set of Fif’s “My Life” video, where he assured us that the oft-delayed album would come in the same month as his seminal LP: “February, definitely; I don’t want to miss that so it won’t go past February.” (MTV)
Recently, 50 spoke to SOHH about his past issues with the label music executive Jimmy Iovine built.
“With Interscope, look, all artists are going to express their frustrations with the system at some point,” Fif told SOHH. “I’ve had all the success in my career with Interscope Records. You know? So when everybody is there and working, that’s a powerful system there but a lot of people that are walking around the building now are new faces so I’m reintroducing myself and creating a new focus with the people that are actually there.” (SOHH)
He previously cited problems meeting eye-to-eye with Interscope for adding to their now-nixed conflict.
“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)