50 Cent  Confirms "Black Magic" Shelved

50 confirms that his much-discussed project has been nixed.

50 Cent confirmed previous indications that his album, Black Magic, has been shelved.

The  follow-up to his 2009 album, Before I Self Destruct, was originally reported to have rock and dance influences, but not it seems fans will never get to listen to it.

“I moved ‘Black Magic’, because it’s a total artist’s album. It was something that I just wanted to do, so I went in and recreationally made a full-bodied piece of work," said the Queens emcee to Redbulletin magazine.

50 gave hints on a change in musical direction with earlier songs, like his Timbaland-produced song, "Ayo Technology," which featured Justin Timberlake.

“I gave myself a new concept, so now it’s in the vault,” added Fif.

50 didn't rule out the possibility of fans getting to hear any of the work from the album. “But you can build another album out of that material that you put to the side.”

95 Comments

  • DFDD

    IF 5O HAD ANY BALL, THE HE WOULD OF released AN ARTIST ALBUM LONG AGO. MAYBE HIP WOULD GET BETTER THEN.

  • Good

    Now if only 50 can be shelved that would make 2011 - GREAT!

  • Trashman

    What a long way to say one word: TRASH “I moved ‘Black Magic’, because it’s a total artist’s album. It was something that I just wanted to do, so I went in and recreationally made a full-bodied piece of work," said the Queens emcee to Redbulletin magazine.

  • Wu-Tang Forever

    ...I heard about this months ago, his new album is called the Heartless Monster or something

  • Tony Yayo Is Gay

    thats cause yayo was on almost every track and 50 knew it wouldnt do numbers cause nobody wants to hear that retirement home nigga spit

  • danny

    that idiot scotty minor posted the exact same shit on every hip hop website.straight clown poser ass wannabe.need to get a life talkin crap on a computer all day need to get a girl man and get laid to much stuff built up inside you need to let some of that stress come out in a shorty lol scottie minor is toooooooooooo funny lol

  • Anonymous

    IF EMI WOULDN'T DROP THE CD IT MUST HAVE REALLY SUCKED!!!

  • ummmmmmmm

    This is old news. 50 Said he was going in a new direction a long ass time ago, around the time he said his new project was titled 'return of the heartless monster'.

  • Jersey Finest Kings

    Hit my facebook for some real hip hop

  • Nico 3

    Scottie is probably half white. His dad's an accountant. His mom a lawyer. His sister married to a white guy. Watches Two and Half Men. Favorite actor Russell Crowe. Shops at the Gap... Good luck with those roaches, homie. I hear they can be pretty nasty.

  • joseph keogh

    any1 hear his new songs. like a g6 remix and you should be dead christ above

  • joseph keogh

    to scottie minor. go back 2 ur shed and listen 2 beethovens music. and to be honest i dont think u no anything about the struggle or the hood

  • joseph keogh

    it dont matter what colour skin we are. we are all the same. it is not a black or white world. it's a united world

    • Beezlebud

      how's it a UNITED world? where's the unity? there's at least a dozen wars going on now, there's inequality all of the globe, we have elitism with some having billions and private jets whilst others starve and live in alley ways, we have over 100,000 murders every year, child sex slave trade being a billion pound industry, rape, destitution, poverty and starvation so again I ask WHERE IS THIS UNITY YOU SPEAK OF... we have one race HUMANS but they are not now nor have they ever been a unified people and until they are united all of those things I jus mentioned will exist on this planet BEEZLEBUD HIT ME ON TWITTER PEOPLES

  • joseph keogh

    i wish 2pac and biggie were still alive i think they brought out the best rap albums ever. All Eyez On Me and Life After Death. i dont like new rappers but eminem and 50 cent are the closest. cant wait 4 detox by dr dre

    • Wu-Tang Forever

      Me Against the World > Don Killuminati > 2pacalypse Now > Strictly 4 My Niggaz >>> All Eyez on Me And to be honest.. Ready to Die > Life After Death

    • Anonymous

      Em and 50 are no where close to being the nearest to Pac n Biggie there's literally dozens of rappers making iller albums than them right now Black Thought Elzhi Torae Skyzoo Royce Joell Ortiz Crooked I Blu Scholar Canibus Wu Redman KRS Black Milk the list jus goes on and on BEEZLEBUD HOLLAH ON TWITTER

  • The real 50 Cent from Brooklyn

    who gives a fuck about a 50 album

  • Russian Bear

    Yo, Scottie, stupid mothafucka, your logics means that Only Russians could drink Vodka because it is our drink and only Russians could watch to Ballets. But no it's a present to the whole world and RAP is is a present from black culture to the whole world. ANd you Sucka mexican asshole go to listen Los Gatilleros or another bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    WHITE PEOPLE RAP BETTER THAN BLACK THESE DAYS EMINEM YELAWOLF HAYSTAK ASHER ROTH LIL WHYTE JUST TO NAME A FEW CAN OUT RAP MOST BLACK RAPPERS!

    • KoD

      When Eminem raps about his personal life you complain why he raps about his mom daughter wife and pills addiction. when he raps about relationships he's a sellout when he raps about how good he is he's cocky it's like no matter what he does...haters gonna hate...

    • Tony Yayo Is Gay

      @Angel your gay ass picture is whack fuckface

    • Anonymous

      Eminem probably would be nice if had better subject matter than his moms, daughter and ex wifey, not forgetting those damn pills

    • reggie

      that was the dumbest shit i ever heard in my life!!! Prolly y u didnt want anyone to know who u are... LOL.. ps. the race card is so played out!!! come on now guys, when them terrorist come over here bombin shit, they not just bombin blacks or whites or mexicans, they bombin ALL AMERICANS! that means everybody and anybody can get it! just a metaphor... the paint on the car is not what makes it run, its the engine thats inside that brings it alive... step it up fellas!!!! one more note on that rap talk... in my opinion the rap game is so diverse that u cant label one particular person or sound as the best... Everybody has there own groove and moods they like to listen to, basically what might be hot to you, could easily be cold to me... different strokes for different folks! different rappers for different fans.. simple as that!

    • Isa Dalwai

      Bro, you being racist by saying that! How's that even connected to 50 Cent here?

    • BEEZLEBUD

      your dellusional not one of those rappers is dope and only Em would have a shot at makin my top 50 list n it'd be the bottom end somewhere in the 40s BEEZLEBUD TWITTER ME

    • Angel De Peña

      Asher Roth is whack

  • Real Nigguh Movement RNM

    scottie is a bitch ass nikka this nikka talkin bout whites n shit nigguh why you trying to hide you skin color with dat white shade hoe ass nigguh,bet you jugde us dark skin nigguz 2 fuckin trick,nigguh im'a murk you bitch ass if i find out where u live cuzz,4 real

  • Scottie Minor

    to each white person that leaves a comment... this is what i want you to do ... go and buy a pair jays, baggy jeans and a doo rag and a big gold chain and look in the mirror and say (yo!!! what up son) and see how stupid u look lol lol lol .... every time u see a white person in the hood and they try and act black and talk black... everybody laughs... white people even dance funny.. when black people listen to rap music we all can relate to what the rappers is saying ... cause thats what we go through.. what the fuk white people kno about pissy hallways,crakk dealing,friends getting murked in front of ya,roaches,hustlin in the hallways for a week straight pullin all nighters.. wakein up wit like 3 geeez in yo pocket... 3 year old kids playin outside a 3 in da mornin.... half of diz white people commenting live in the nice suburbs ...a white person shouldn't have a right to comment on rap.. itz not a part of their culture .. they don't know nothing about the hood or the struggle... so how can they relate to what we go through ,,,people leaving comments calling other muthafukers coons and racist shi!!!... first off if u not even black why are u on thiz site ... thiz site iz for black people ... go and get on cmt.com ... white mutherfukers or another race iz allways trying to fit in and be black... do u know how stupid it looks when a whiite person trys and act or dress black... u have to feel me on thiz.... u ever seen a white boi wit a pair jays on and baggy jeans and a doo rag.... that shit looks toooooooooo funny lol lol lol ... why u think they made the movie (malibu most wanted) it was to show people how dumb white people or another race look when they act black.... when white people try and dance or move they body like a black person ... that shit look too funny...

    • Lsn22s

      okay....i'm black and there are soooooooo many things wrong with what you just said....kill yourself, seriously. You are perpetuating stereotypes like a fucking fool..there is no such thing as acting black or acting white, its all in your mind...seriously....kill yourself....kill yourself....just FUCKING KILL YOURSELF....you make black people look bad...did i mention that YOU SHOULD KILL YOURSELF?... and all the riled up white comment posters...going extra racist on the boards @ an ignorant semi-black man is not a good look...it makes you look just as dumb...you should kill yourselves as well...

    • reggie

      Yo scottie, dont be ignorant my dude! If u a real nigga from tha hood, then u should know that its just as many black dudes taken up white proffesions as it is whites taken up black proffesions... Wake the fuck up, theres no problem in that.. what it really is, its an unspoken or almost subliminal way of complimenting they way we do things. We need more variety in hip hop, just as we need more variety in the white house... I understand what your trying to say, but you just saying it in the wrong way... step ya game up my nigga!

    • Tee

      HAHAHA.. That shit is FUNNY comin from a light skinned bitch who probably half white... HAHA ... probly got beat up by a soft ass whiteboy recently bitch made ass nigga

    • Anonymous

      GO FUCKING KILL YOURSELF YOU DUMB ASS BITCH LET ME REMIND YOU AGAIN THAT NOT ONLY BLACK PEOPLE LIVE IN THE "HOOD" AND HAVE YOU FORGOT ABOUT THE WHITE RAPPERS OUT THERE YOU DUMB FUCK, EMINEM,SLUG,MADCHILD,YELAWOLF, BUT YOU DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT HIP HOP YOU IGNORANT ASSHOLE.......

    • killawatts11

      i agree theres alot of middle class white poseurs out there, and it is funny, but, if you think there are no poor white people in the hood, youve never been there. period.

    • Anonymous

      Im tagging ur internet connection and i know were you live...Now shut the fuck up becfore a bunch of gangster white kids grab a tec-9 and shoots a bunch of muthafucka up in a sckool. They'd fuck you up and laugh Faggot

    • smh

      what an ugly fuck lmfao

    • Stretch

      Yo Scottie maybe you should hop back over the border and get off the computer, internet stop listening to your ipod, watching tv and driving cars because im almost positive all of those things were made by white people. So a mexican like yourself has no "right" to use them. And your not black either so whats your point. Maybe you should take off that baseball hat(a game which white people invented btw) and put on sombrero you dumbass. And fyi theres more white people in america in poverty then black and spanish people.

    • gio

      You should try to open your heart a bit. Many white Americans empathize with US black people & the abuse they've suffered at the hands of heartless people whether white, Asian, Jewish, Arab, or other blacks. Cruelty is not acceptable whatever the source. As far as what people wear and how they dance, who cares? There are far bigger fish to fry, like jobs, abandoned children, crack & meth, gun violence, outsourcing & bank corruption. Stereotypes are lame, but again, who cares if somebody wants to wear baggy jeans and pretend they are African-American? Who has time to worry about fashion errors? Too busy volunteering to rock crack babies and work at a local shelter for battered women. Oh yeah, I'm white & was raised in New Orleans where I saw the worse racism you can imagine. The last thing anyone cared about was fashion. You have a computer. A lot of the kids down there have nothing. Why not spend your time helping your little brothers & sisters in New Orleans? I thought not.

    • youreabitch

      you're a fuckin brain dead faggot go kill yourself motherfucker.

    • Woooow!!!!

      This has to b the most uneducated comment ever written...Im black and surprisingly i've never sold crack... does this mean i shouldn't listen to hip hop either.... U r a fucking idiot

    • SticksGood

      White people invented hats and sneakers...So what are you trying to say?...That you jacked white peoples' culture and made it your own?...Obviously I'm not serious but c'mon, those comments were just stupid...

    • Beezlebud

      go look in the mirror son YOU ARE NOT BLACK you should be wearing a red hat too ole Mario lookin muthafucka shouldn't you be off rescuing the princess n squishin goombas instead sitting on here all day talkin dumb shit BEEZLEBUD ON TWITTER

    • Anonymous

      fucken mexican with a hitler mustache talkin bout knowin the struggle, stfu bitch ass nigga.

    • Anonymous

      rap is essentially poetry which I believe you'll find white people started...

    • Anonymous

      your a fuckin retard cuzzo n you don't understand the first fuckin thing about Hip Hop or even shit this planet, there's as many poor white people as black people on Earth you'd see that if your head wasn't up your ass and WTF you talkin about with all that stereotypical dumb shit your spewin out "white people dance funny" "black folks live with roaches" are you fuckin retarded ignore that it was rhetorical we know you are

    • FUCK THIS LITE SKIN YELLOW NIKKA UP TOP

      hey faggot im white and i like rap matter of fact i love rap i live rap so suck my motherfucking dick bitch,thats like saying black people shouldnt read books because it's a white mans culture and that's what they do in spare time,,by the way bitch you dont even look black you light skin uncle tom ...

  • SuperGucciRap

    50 Cent sucks at rapping and his album got shelved lol. No wonder why this nigga sucks. Go back to the underground where no one gives a fuck about your new singles. Gucci Mane will murk that nigga! It's Gucci Time!

  • lmaoooooooo

    rapper in court over a real gangsta name yeah thats keepin it real lmaooooooooo

  • lmaoooooooo

    cop turned drug dealer makes music yeah that gangsta lololololol

  • lmaoooooooo

    i thought a dead career means no money coming in lmaooooooooooo

  • lmaoooooooo

    blah blah makin money is fif new career without music game cant make no money lol smh the detox album will drop before the red album i mean dead album lol

  • Read A Book

    I'll set the record straight by saying..neither ROSS nor GAME derailed 50's career.50's EGO derailed his own career.50 came into the rap game STRONG by beefing with one of the hottest rappers at the time:JA RULE and put an end to his career fast.50 did it again when he went dropped 'Massacre'.He didn't end FAT JOE'S & JADA'S careers but sold millions & got bigger.50 started to feel INVINCIBLE and let his EGO get in the way of his hip hop success.1st He got rid of GAME,who in my opinion is the best rapper in G-Unit,then he got rid of BUCK,basically dismantling his own creation that could have sold millions more and made G-Unit's run last longer than 2 years(2003-05).He also thought he was still untouchable when he decided to compete with KANYE with 'Curtis' and lost...but that same year,he made a wise business move that netted him about 100 mil and felt he didn't really need to rap anymore...or as least grow as an artist like EMINEM clearly has.BISD was proof of this...and once again,he tried using what worked in 03 with GRODT and failed coz fans were not falling for it anymore.Now all 50 really is focusing on is BUSINESS,which has evidently been great for him...but he really has lost the interest in growing as an artist by constantly putting out hot shit...once again like Em.Sorry 50 fans but 50 derailed his own hip hop career...btw @ Scottie Minor...you're clearly an idiot with a vocabulary the size of your shoes.Don't try to speak for black ppl.Speak for the dumbass ppl you roll with,son.

    • reggie

      yo did yall forget 50 got half a billion dollars in the bank!!!! Vitamin Water, people! This dude allready smashed the rap game 5 years ago... he bored, he does this shit for fun, and you little people sit online and talk about a derailed career? huh? derailed means= Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Joe Budden, Camron, Benzino,LOL, and the list goes on... We give Ross his props, but thats where it stops!!! LOL..

    • eee

      Game kilt dem niccas

  • Nico 3

    Ross's numbers definately didn't crush 50, but his motivation to keep coming with albums, even after the whole C/O thing was revealed, did. Scottie Minor: The sad thing is you've probably seen than Jamie Kennedy movie at least 100 times. You and your Facebook felons sitting around on a Friday night watching "Charlie St. Cloud" (on bootleg)instead of Boyz in the Hood.

  • Anonymous

    You are all a bunch of bitch-made-wannbes. The Black kid says some completely stupid wrong shit and a bunch of d-bags- who I bet aren't even White- pile on... all over a rapper who's recording career is over. That ain't "hip-hop" at all. Fags.

  • Scottie Minor

    a white person shouldn't have a right to comment on rap.. itz not a part of their culture .. they don't know nothing about the hood or the struggle... so how can they relate to what we go through ,,,people leaving comments calling other muthafukers coons and racist shi!!!... first off if u not even black why are u on thiz site ... thiz site iz for black people ... go and get on cmt.com ... white mutherfukers or another race iz allways trying to fit in and be black... do u know how stupid it looks when a whiite person trys and act or dress black... u have to feel me on thiz.... u ever seen a white boi wit a pair jays on and baggy jeans and a doo rag.... that shit looks toooooooooo funny lol lol lol ... why u think they made the movie (malibu most wanted) it was to show people how dumb white people or another race look when they act black.... when white people try and dance or move they body like a black person ... that shit look too funny...

    • xWaitxWhatx

      Ok to body the first half of your comment, This site is for hip hop fans not black people, the struggle you talk about is mostly ignorance, I.E. you choose to get welfare cause its easier then finding a job but when you want the finer things in life you wanna blame your struggle. The struggle is 70% of the time an excuse. 2. niggas over seas go thur worst then black people I.E. Palestine and the muslum world, russia, UK, Now to body the 2nd half of your comment, how many black people be trying to act white?*Cough*Kanye*Cough* skinny jeans, glasses (with the lenses poked out) suspenders skateboard shoes with the fast tongues, gages Etc Dont believe me go to 14th st nyc. Black people wanna be other styles as much as every other fucking race. 3. every dumbass who wears a xxxL shirt when he's a L or wear some tight ass skinnys but still got em saggin looks like idiot white black Asian whatever

    • Steven Ireland

      Scottie stop posting the same fucking rant on every article! SMH why does hiphopdx get the worst trolls??

    • KoD

      You're really narrow minded "Scottie", I'm not black but I can tell you one thing, I'm from and live in Palestine, google it and you will know what I mean. You don't have to be black to live a hard life, with all respect to all black people of course.

    • Ahiggity

      Since when has skin color got to define how people behave and what they are allowed and not allowed to like? You seem very hypocritical in your rant as well. How can you make a point when you contradict yourself? In conclusion white people are going to listen to rap. Rap does not belong to anyone as it is a form of art and if you dont like it, then it's your problem. Have fun listening to songs about "The Struggle".

    • john

      Do you know how stupid black people look in general. Maybe if you got a fucking job and didn't have to rely on welfare then life wouldn't be so bad.

    • Fly White Guy

      Speak proper English, then I'll read your rants.

    • nickel nine

      ok well go tell tiger woods to stop playing golf...

  • Anonymous

    more than likely it just plain sucked. but i wont hate on shit ive not heard

  • Anonymous

    Since we're on the subject..Ross is way ahead of 50 when it comes to rap. Its almost an insult to ross to compare him to recent 50.

  • Anonymous

    Bawse strikes again!!!

  • Anonymous

    LOL @ the dumb fuck down bottom who said Rick Ross killed 50's career Here's how it really worked out Rick Ross is struggling to go gold,you cant Debo somebody out the game when your barelyu able to stay afloat 50's attitude pushed him to the side, people have been getting sick of him talking shit about everyone since "Piggy Bank" dropped, and if anyone put the nail in his coffin its Game with his "I'ma write 10,000 Lame Diss records and shoot a diss movie" Obsessive/Compulsive ass

  • Roderick

    I bet he gave sum of the material frm that album 2 Hot Rod since Hot Rod is doin pop/dance music now

  • southside queens

    ja rule>50 cent...murdaaaa 4 life

  • Mike Tyson's Penis

    niggas need to stop givin ross credit for killin 50's career.... cuz it was game who did it

  • BWS

    50 is as garbage as plies w/o a Dr Dre beat. retire plz

  • THAT NIGGA MANNY

    IT PROBLY JUST SUCKED AND HE SAID FUCK IT

  • rich blackman

    Rick Ross Ja Ruled 50 cent. LOL. No one wants to hear that hatin ass 50 cent anymore. He had his run. Now it's time to sit back and sign young hungry artist. Sit back and be a CEO and shut up.

    • fd@hotmail.com

      negro please ricky rozyyyyyy isn't in 50 centsss weight classsss, ma nigaaaaa 50 mured that garbage cop nigga, the music saved his ass and them niggas who were on the album , jay,kanye,drake etc

  • foodstamp313

    I'm a 50 fan, but I'm sure once he listened to it, it was wack like Lil Wayne's rock shit,and was just like F this..At least he's got enough money to just cut a project..made $8 million off that little tweet the other day..god damn

  • musicismylife

    man, with all the features and remixes that 50 has done lately (toot it and boot it, let's get it in, down on me, bitch remix, like a g6 remix), i really think he's coming back strong. I wish we could just hear some more material from him already haha. Can't wait for fif to come back and come back strong.

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