G-Unit head 50 Cent recently talked about the multiple delays behind his highly-anticipated Animal Ambition solo album and why he will not force it to the public.
According to Fif, his growing stash of music and interest in keeping the records refreshing has kept Animal Ambition shelved.
Due to the countless delays of “Animal Ambition,” 50 had to “reapproach the record”: “It’s been so long that I had to rebuild my record. I can’t put out what I made yesterday today.” “This album is prosperity. It’s the positive and negative effects of prosperity. If I’m doing too good, it’s actually not good in front of people. Prosperity makes them think you’re doing better than them, that brings envy and jealousy which then brings negative energy,” 50 says of the album. “You will constantly go, ‘Wow, I know why you said that right there.’ You get an effect of prosperity in each song; even the celebrations, which are inspired by things going on the right way.” (Billboard)
The G-Unit boss’ Animal Ambition cover art premiered online yesterday (March 11).
50 Cent is unleashing the beast. The hip-hop mogul has revealed the ferocious cover for his fifth album Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win. The artwork, which he posted on 50Cent.com, shows a lion staring into the camera and baring his teeth. The album marks his first since leaving Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and signing an independent deal with Caroline/Capitol Music Group. (Rap-Up)
Recently, Curtis Jackson credited rap heavyweights Nas and Rakim for heavily influencing the upcoming release.
“When I fell in love with hip-hop it was more important that you had your own style than you being able to master a version of Rakim or a version of another artist’s style,” he says alluding to artist he has publicly called his idol. “Nobody does that better than [Rakim]. Even with new content that flow is still his flow. Nas is [also] one of those guys…he has his own. Even if some people make comparisons that was just Queensbridge, man. That period for me…Mobb Deep, Prodigy is in his own class in my mind.” (VIBE)
He also admitted the delayed solo offering may not appeal to all listeners.
50 even admits that his hardboiled view of the world won’t be for everyone. “It’s going to be really interesting because some of [Animal Ambition] is written from a slightly warped perspective,” he muses. “But it’s all about prosperity.” (VIBE)