50 Cent Explains The Benefits Of Delaying His Fifth Solo Album

Fif speaks on how he approached penning material with his upcoming LP.

50 Cent has been taking his time with his untitled fifth solo album, a tactic that’s allowed him to better focus on his material. During a press conference at the Festival de Casablanca 2011, Fif explained that he was always racing to meet deadlines with previous albums, but took the Eminem and Dr. Dre approach with this LP.

“I’ve worked longer on this album than any of my other projects. I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate the things that I created initially, and go back and revamp things and change things around a bit,” he said. “Both Em and Dre have had opportunities to critique themselves, when I was always on the shot clock. So this time, I get a chance to really make sure I feel like it’s going to be the right music for this time period.”

Like with his debut Get Rich or Die Tryin', the G-Unit general is looking towards his personal life for inspiration on his next release, but realizes the stakes are high.

“My material comes from my actual experience. In a lot of ways, the things that I’m saying, it doesn’t necessarily reflect my mind state at the time, but my first album had all of the dysfunction that I was being exposed to. It went on to be the largest debuting Hip Hop album, selling 12 million records. The task of recreating that came up. So I had to figure out new ways to write things or new portions of my experience to create music based on those things. Now, this album, it’s more creative, I feel like, because I’ve’ had to find things away from those things that I’ve done continuously.”

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43 Comments

  • Jigga wat

    The only way im going to buy a 50 cent album is if dr dre is going to produce the WHOLE ALBUM.

  • Killa Bee

    i thought 50 was going to retire after losing album sales to kanye west...hmmm.

  • joejohnson

    i mean i thought he quit

  • joejohnson

    i thought i quit

  • Thomas Curry Curré

    lol at 50 looking at the translater

  • drPHil

    50's never been reallly lyrical but he used to be nice...the war angel LP was fire once in a while he put sout a GRODT song just to get everyone off his dick lol WHERES THAT NEW BANKS ALBUM? COME ON PLK

  • G MON

    50 is one of the funniest rappers around, i always like his shit, not the pop track shit he does but the real rap tracks. BISD had like 4 or 5 really good tracks (death to my enemies, so disrespectful, psycho, to name a few), you always get at least sumthin from 50. Id download his shit for free since the fucker is rich as fuck, id never pay for one of his albums now. You gotta admit, Guess whos Back and GRODT were fucking fire and two classic albums.

  • Anonymous

    actually BISD did 161k first week

    • lsn22s

      crazy that 50 does lower opening week numbers than Rick Ross these days...Self made had a higher opening wk than the last g-unit album, and ross's last solo cd had a bigger opening than 50's last solo cd...that shit must piss 50 off lol...

  • rell

    Y do people spent tome hating on someone that ggot more money then them

  • Anonymous

    B.I.S.D DID 110K FIRST WEEK SALES THAT IS IS A FLOP!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris P

    Wow this guy did not accurately translate 50. I think he invented at least 95 percent of what he was suppose to translate.

  • Anf

    It definatley wont be a flop if you listen to alot of his current mixtapes 50 actually makes some real good hip-hop and if he incorporates this into this album this will be headed into the right direction, it will be one of the best albums out this year

  • Nico 3

    The only benefit is if you don't release it, it can't flop.

    • Lsn22s

      BISD was a HUGE flop for 50, he went from doing almost a million 1st wk to like 150k first wk and struggling to go gold after MONTHS....then g-unit lost their deal....how did 50 never flop again?

    • Frankie

      50 doesn't need to release another cd. He needs to get a legit acting career started, and not a bunch of straight to dvd movies.

    • diz

      they never flop.but yet they suck major dick.only gay ass kids from the whitest suburbs and fuckin trailer park nerds from bulgaria fuck with his music.shit is garbage.gunit been gay.BEEN.remember that xxl cover with all them old school rappers who signed to gunit? haha what happened?ive lost count of how many rappers have lost time dealing with gunit in hopes of a career boost

    • Frankie

      None of his cds have ever flopped you dumb fuck.

  • Marcelo

    è isso ai 50 força

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  • AxeMurder

    50 is prolonging the inevitable FLOP...I bet he'll barely go Gold this time HARHARHAR!

  • thisis50dotcom

    this album is bout to be a classic.

  • nah

    the only reason fiddy was hot is dre. he was the king of this bitch. his beats were genuine classics that were mainstream but not pop now that dre fell the fuck off he grabbed fiddy with him imagine him singing on a kane beatz or swizzy track smh

  • Lilmarcci Jones

    This gonna be hot, they say i walk around like I got a S on my chest, naw thats a simi auto n a vest on my chest

  • aarontodavis

    i dnt think 50 can top GRODT cuz he was hungry back then. He wanted to get his name out, tell his story but still have fun. The beats were fresh and honestly,even tho he's nvr been the best lyricist, his lyrics & story telling were at his best(as well as music videos)...His next albulm wnt top it but hopefully its actually worth listening to

  • Anonymous

    50 & Yayo snitched on Preme and Jimmy Henchmen

  • Anonymous

    I miss the times where G-Unit was on top.

  • Josh

    Ehhh. Well, I care. I kinda dig 50. Though BISD was mediocre and Curtis was awful. Hoping this new album will bring a new sound with his old hunger on it. Guess we'll find out eventually.

  • Anonymous

    who cares for that dumb wack fuck

    • hhhuh

      if you did not you would not have click on the story and you would definitely not have post a comment

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