As fans continue to wait for 50 Cent‘s long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s Before I Self Destruct, G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid has offered his take on why the album has suffered multiple pushbacks.
Admitting the LP is practically finished, Whoo Kid believes Interscope Records is ultimately the driving force behind when it will hit retail outlets.
“He wants it to come out but he’s dealing with label sh*t too,” Whoo Kid said about 50 Cent’s album delay. “It’s like the politics of when to drop and you gotta understand there’s competition with other people too. So labels are just, like, maneuvering when to drop ’cause I know he did, most of it is done. Like 95 percent of it is finished so he wants it to come out and if it was up to him it would but I may assume it’s the labels that’s f*cking with him but at the end of the day I heard like nine joints that’s crazy. I wish I had it now so I could f*cking make some serious money off of it myself, but, you’ll hear it soon.” (Amaru Don TV)
In October, 50 Cent shared his thoughts on the LP’s overall vibe.
“My new album is epic it defines the struggle between good and evil. There’s a bright side and a dark side on it. #SK,” he tweeted October 23rd.
“I had to write it that way so I don’t lose people. When you see someone say they miss the old 50 know that person hasn’t grown with me. #SK” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
A month prior, 50 said the album was a go and ready to enter the mixing/editing stage.
“I feel like I’m done with the album, I’m going through the mixing process,” 50 revealed in an interview. “Music, for me, it marks time. I believe a classic is timing. I haven’t made a song that I felt like wasn’t up to standard, where you listen to it and say, ‘This is garbage.’ You just got to be in the mood for it, maybe. The timing might have been bad during the release for some of the actual songs but it’s not necessarily a record that you say, ‘OK, I can’t listen to this. What is this? Turn it off,’ because I make all of my music up to standard. If that’s the case, the stuff I did for promotional purposes, for free, wouldn’t be talked about like it’s so good.” (Shade 45)
In August, he opened up about Interscope and his struggle to put the project out through the renowned label.
“It’s actually my final requirement. My fifth album and the final requirement for Interscope. I had some difficulties with the actual system,” 50 explained in an interview. “There are people there that are afraid to lose their job — they’ve seen other people get fired. I think they’re afraid to make some decisions that need to be made right away, they just sit and look…We’ve had some conversations communicated to develop plans for different things and it’s not actually executed in the time plan that we’ve created. And I get frustrated and I start doing things, like I put the record out.” (MTV UK)
Check out DJ Whoo Kid’s interview below: