G-Unit leader 50 Cent has provided a brief update on his forthcoming Before I Self Destruct follow-up album, and explained why the project shares similarities with Dr. Dre‘s delayed Detox.
According to 50, he is willing to sacrifice an indefinite amount of time in order to release an LP that demonstrates his perfection as an artist.
“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 News)
Recently, 50 said he would take a different approach with completing collaborations for his album-in-progress.
“I made collaborations [but] this time, I actually just wanted to create things and see if anything came out that I felt like otherartists should get on,” Fif explained in an interview. “My previous albums, I went in the studio with them — this time I’m making music and then trying to find ways to put them on the records. It’s more me even when it’s a collaboration. It’s them fitting into what I felt was right now as opposed to us making a total compromise.” (Maximo TV)
Keeping fans updated, 50 has been tweeting the album’s progression recently.
“I’m on some new sh*t my album is coming along get ready for a classic. http://plixi.com/p/55201814,” 50 tweeted Friday (November 5). (50 Cent’s Twitter)
In September, G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid talked about 50’s work ethic.
“It’s been a long time. We’ve been waiting to put some crazy hot sh*t out. But we’re just going with the times, transforming ourselves so we can mix in. You can’t go wrong with the music we have. Even the 50 Cent leaks are crazy. The remix he did with Jeremih, that sh*t is outta here. And that’s just him f*cking around. I was like, that’s a real record, what are you doing right now.” (VIBE)
A release date and album title have not yet been announced.
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: