After news broke out about 50 Cent joining Fall Out Boy on their upcoming tour, the punk band have expressed the negative feedback they’ve received since the announcement.
Frontman Patrick Stump discussed how Fif joined the group for a number of forthcoming dates.
“He came up with the idea,” he said in an interview. “He had been talking for awhile about doing something together. We definitely like hip-hop a lot, and I think a lot of people know that at this point. We’ve toured with Paul Wall…We’ve encountered a little bit of negative feelings about it, but I think that you should challenge your audience a little bit. And I think the reality is that, OK, if you don’t like 50 Cent, if you’re that stuck-up that you’re going to stand there and hate him actively, then go to the concession stand during (his set). Go get a T-shirt or go to the bathroom if that’s how you feel. Otherwise, challenge yourself.” (Billboard)
The G-Unit leader is currently prepping the release of two new albums for 2009.
“The new announcement is that I’m dropping two albums,” Fif said in an interview. “I’ve had an opportunity to record since I thought I was releasing an album in December. But the portion of my record that I recorded with Dr. Dre was incomplete, because there was no opportunity to mix it. The only song that was mixed that I worked on with Dr. Dre is ‘I Get It In’ — that one is out now. It’s cool, but I need the rest of them to be mixed before I can present my project to the public.” Fif projects Before I Self Destruct will drop in June, after Eminem‘s Relapse hits stores on May 19 and 50’s second album will come one month after Em’s second album. (MTV)
Fif previously said his album would come out in May, following Em’s long-awaited release.
“My album Before I Self Destruct will be out in May,” he said in an interview last month. “My record kinda got moved back because Eminem’s record will be coming out before me because Dre will have completed his project before I can get Dre to finish the pieces I need to complete my project.” (ABC Now)
50 Cent borrowed the two album strategy from Eminem who will also drop two albums in one year.
“A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year,” said Eminem. “I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff.” (SOHH)
50 will join Fall Out Boy starting April 14 at the Fillmore in Denver and both acts are playing at this weekend’s Bamboozle Left festival in Irvine, California.