G-Unit’s 50 Cent has revealed his long-awaited Street King Immortal solo album has experienced a slight setback due to complications with Interscope Records.
Although he feels the LP is street-ready, Fif said some legal matters forced him to push the project back.
“Yeah, Street King Immortal. The actual album, it was scheduled to release November 13th, but we had to move the date,” Fif said in an interview from Paris, France. “For this album, it’s already been a year late. It’s usually two years in my cycle that I go because I release the record and then I spend a whole year after touring and then I go again. So on this actual cycle it was actually a lot longer because it’s the final album requirement for Interscope and we went through an audit type of situation until we got it all cleared up and now everybody’s ready to work, so it’s ready to come out. I finished it. I’m comfortable with the actual record, I feel it’s arguable as good if not better than what I did in the beginning with Get Rich and The Massacre. But you know, I’ve learned to adjust pretty well to people judging me as an artist and people look at the material and try to be critics more than fans. But I’m my biggest critic.” (Money Bags Blake)
Over the summer, reports claimed the highly-anticipated album would arrive in mid-November.
50 Cent released his single “New Day” featuring Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre. The track, produced by Dr. Dre, is the lead single from his fifth studio album, Street King Immortal which will be released on Shady/Aftermath/Interscope on November 13th. (Interscope Press Release)
50 previously addressed his past feud with Interscope Records, which caused multiple music release setbacks.
As far as his next solo LP, the one that has been talked about since he released Before I Self Destruct in 2009, 50 is looking for an end-of-the-year drop now that he has cleared up all issues with Interscope. “They’re in full support of me now. We cleared up audit issues. That’s always an issue, when you get to the final album or the final requirement you end up going through the books with everything that you’ve done,” he said. “Once those things are resolved, everyone is ready to get back to work, and that’s where we’re at.” (MTV)
In July, Fif announced he would sideline his official Interscope Records solo album through November.
“The appetizer is coming tomorrow 5 murder numbers,” he tweeted early Tuesday (July 3).
“My official Interscope album is called STREET KING IMMORTAL due out in nov”
“You can’t buy album 5 it’s FREE street king immortal will be for sale#SMSaudio” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: