G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently discussed the status of his delayed Before I Self Destruct follow-up and revealed an intent to drop at least two more albums.
Fif said he could see himself opting out of touring the globe to focus on creating music.
“This time I’m not sure if I’ll tour the world like I did on my last projects because it makes my album cycles two years long. So I think I’d like to launch this record and then come right back and launch another record following it because it’s been three years since my last album, so I’ve recorded so much material that I’m really excited about trying to get those ideas to the general public so they get a chance to hear it and appreciate it.” (Forbes)
Just last week, Fif hinted at the issues he has with his label, Interscope Records.
“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)
The rapper recently issued an open apology for going off on Interscope over an unauthorized leak.
“Discovered a computer glitch leaked my song. Sorry to team at interscope for over reacting!,” he tweeted January 8th.
“I put a lot in to this project but I don’t care if it ever comes out. Jimmy iovine has been like a mentor for me. I just want to stay friends” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
In December, the New York rap star revealed he had no intention of rushing out a new LP.
“I want to come out at the top of the year, I want to be ready, but, you know, of course it’s all on how everybody else puts together their actual marketing campaign and get it right,” 50 said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “I don’t have a timeline anymore. I’m doing the Dr. Dre. I’m doing what Eminem does. I’ve been on a shot clock my entire career. ‘I’ve gotta come out during this period. I’ve got to come out during this period.’ Like, every other year. My albums are so successful that it would take me a year to get done touring off of them. I may not necessarily tour off of this album. I might release it and decide I’m going to make the next one instead of actually going out and touring and let everybody live with that and do something different. Or they’ll see me at spot dates.” (Shade 45)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: