G-Unit leader 50 Cent has opened up about his upcoming Black Magic album and said he will proceed to take a more experimental approach to writing his new rap records.
According to the rap mogul, he will apply rap lyrics to music outside of his safety zone.
“My Black Magic album, I’ve been listening to a lot of different kinds of music. I just want to create something that’s outta the box,” 50 told radio host Tim Westwood. “It ain’t the same style, same kinda music. I’m using different song formats. I’ll write a rap song in a sequence of a different kind of record…To write it in a different format, instead of writing it the way the traditional rap record is written, it’s to experiment with different things. It’s still hip-hop music, still 50 Cent content, it’s just written in a different way…” (Tim Westwood)
Last weekend, the rapper announced that a new album was in the works.
“I actually recorded three songs,” Fif revealed to interviewer Jonas Pettersen. “I had this idea, I went to a nightclub, afterparty, and it was a different kind of music going on there a little while before I actually got there. You know they play your music when you come, but the music they played before, they started playing material I created, which was more uptempo, more dance…Black Magic project, I’m excited about it. It has a different vibe, I won’t allow myself to be placed in a box where I can only do one style or do one kind of music…If they can understand how I enjoy different genres of music, for the people who have various tastes, they’ll really like it.” (Most Hated TV 81)
His last album, Before I Self Destruct, reached gold status last January.
50 Cent has another Gold certified album on his hands. The rapper’s 2009 effort “Before I Self Destruct” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA due to sales in excess of 500,000 copies. Led by the single “Baby By Me,” 50 Cent’s “Before I Self Destruct” closed out a strong decade of hit albums and singles for him. (Examiner)
Last year, the rapper talked about doing collaborations outside of hip-hop.
“What I fell in love with and inspired me to get into hip-hop is dwindling away,” he explained in an interview. “I’d like to be a representation of that, because there isn’t much of that left. I think people are so conscious of the numbers they’re not being creative anymore. I’ve received nothing but positive feedback on this [Wisin y Yandel] collaboration. And it’s a surprise because it’s playing in a space where you wouldn’t traditionally hear 50 Cent. It’s exciting and it’s a whole new charge of energy for the person that is tuning in.” (Billboard)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview down below: