50 Cent Says Trip To Africa Has Inspired Him To Record New Music

50 Cent explains how his trip to Kenya was "enlightening."

50 Cent recently took a trip to Africa earlier this month to further his mission to alleviate hunger - a visit that has inspired him to hit the studio. During an interview with the Associated Press, Fif said that his lyrics are motivated by his experiences in Kenya but that fans will have to listen closely to interpret his message.

"I've put portions of my experience there in the actual songs, but it's so small that they'll have to listen to get it," he said. "I wanted to keep the record, creatively, in a space where when people listen to it, they just enjoy it before they can really understand what it was I'm saying; there's things on it that have double meanings."

Fiddy has made it his mission to stop hunger in Africa, donating proceeds from sales of his energy drink Street King to the cause. He explained how seeing hunger firsthand has inspired him and that he’s provided more than 3.5 million meals so far.

"It enlightened me in different ways," he said. "To actually see people under the circumstances that I saw was a totally different experience. I don't think you can prepare yourself for that, no matter how many times you've seen the images."

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73 Comments

  • Anonymous

    50 is gay go and die ja rule gonna make comeback 50 snich

  • Anonymous

    Still paticently waiting for a "Album title" & "Release date"...or was the Big 10 really the album

  • Anonymous

    Baisely Projects is a slum filled with thugs and drug dealers. Why the fuck would someone worth hundreds of millions start there? Nobody's expecting him to save the world, but don't take a trip to Africa and use that as a means for publicity. The starving families of Africa don't give a shit about Curtis Jackson the rapper. They aren't interested or invested in head phones and energy drinks.

  • Anonymous

    niggas are starving in the US. lets get america straight before we start putting all these efforts into other countries. all these celebrites looking for brownie points helping 3rd world countries out, when ppl in this country are hurting, bad. america needs to get off the world police shit for a while until we get ourselves sorted out. focus on home, than we can all help elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    been a long time since 50 dropped an album for sale. kinda looks like hes either scared or shelved. cmon 50, drop a fucking album already. skip the sellout shit, that run is over. just make good music man, get your core excited about new music and good stuff will follow. 50 is a good person. for all the hate he gets i actually see him in 3rd world countries dealing with regular folk. unlike most celebrities who are using charity as a PR tool. kanye west gave nothing to his charity, all proceeds were used to pay workers salaries. disgusting shit, evil shit. 50 is a good guy, works hard, stays on the hustle, thinks forward. wish he would just stop trying so hard for hits and write good music, that show his real character.

  • Tariq Beats

    can't wait on this!!!

  • Anonymous

    Bottom line with this is, applaud him for doing some good and trying to make a difference..lets all hope that this is a sincere and genuwine thing he's doing and not for some publicity

  • Anonymous

    I'm going to dead all this 50 hate: 1. For every pair of SMS headsets that are sold domestically and online through SMSAudio.com, 250 meals will be provided by Feeding America, which is America's leading charitable organization against hunger. 2. 50 Cent donates 10 cents from the sale of each of his Street King Energy drinks to the United Nations World Food Program, which then provides meals to combat the effects of starvation in Somalia, Kenya, and other impoverished nations. 3. The stupid fuck who asked why doesn't 50 simply donate money to charity, rather than donating a % of profits made from his Street King Energy drink and SMS Headsets to Feeding America and the World Food Program consider the following you dumb fuck: "According to World Bank numbers, contributing 1% of business to charitable organizations could alleviate extreme poverty around the world. So with conscious capitalism, I hope to influence my peers and other entrepreneurs to create a new standard of making change." I think business is the answer for finding finances for situations that have been unanswered and untouched," 50 continued. "If young entrepreneurs follow in my footsteps, with having a charitable business model that actually gives back, then you don't have people standing at Occupy Wall Street, because they're aware that the major corporations are conscious of them." -- 50 Cent Since governments are experiencing budget shortfalls all over the world, he believes "conscious capitalism" can be more effective in alleviating human misery. I fucking hate 50 Cent's music. I think his music is trash, and I find his attempts to inject himself into the current environment of hip hop music to be pathetic. However, 50 Cent is a very smart man who is doing a lot of good for a lot of people suffering in America and Africa, and I respect that. - peace, eat a dick haters

    • justtosay

      your right but look at what he became speaking that spoken word

    • Anonymous

      No one idolizes him, and no one worships him, so that religious and spiritual garbage you're referring to doesn't resonate one bit with me. Moreover, no one is going to idolize his money either, and no one is going to worship the "model" he uses to help the miserable in these charitable endeavors. Stop over analyzing things.

    • justtosay

      Listen to me very clearly people when i say this stop worring what this rappers do find a real higher power u don't realize who u could be following so think before u just listn to these people

    • justtosay

      I'm saying u can't say that people hate for what he is tring to do know really to say it's more on what he did up into this point and if his new music does not sell then what is he going to do the music game is looking real funny right now so lets just see what plays out but i don't think people hate hime for tring to feed people it more to it then that

  • justtosay

    If u cats knew what i knew you would pray to god have a nice day it's that serious

  • jr88

    ats a great thing...i remember 50 saying in an interview awhile back that he doesnt get personal with his music because of what his enemies might say but i think thats what is lacking in his music...being aware doesnt make you soft 50...cant wait for the new album 50...sk

  • SHOOSH KENT

    i go on 50 article about providing 3.5mill meals to people in africa and 250 meals for every pair of SMS audio headphones he sells to people in america, and this inspiring him to get back in the studio and after all this all i see he hate comments beneathe it and in a wayne article i see wayne thinking of releasing a shoe and all i see is love. shameful, not hating on wayne for not doing same sorta thing as fif but the fans on here hating on a dude obviously ligit doing better to this world and preventing starvation and yet so much love for a possible shoe coming out. FOR SHAME.

  • cody brooks

    mother africa shall inspire all people of all races to do great things in their life especially something positive like having faith in yourself and having faith in what the Lord God Jesus Christ wants you to do to make the world a more safer place for us to live in.

  • Anonymous

    as an anti fan of 50 i tried really hard to find something bad out of this to complain about and hate on but i just cant. hats off to him.

  • Anonymous

    1000 bucks says this nigga comes out making the same bang bang hoody gang bitch bounce on my wang music.

  • Lil Wayne(baby's BF)

    Like i said the other day. He is just trying to reimage himself to us. We already view him as the old boring rapper that's stuck in 2007(his last success) so now he wanna come at us all nice with open arms like regular niggas...but next year he'll have a album coming out and be tlkn shit. He thinks him doing all this good will overshadow how he disses people and also to help sell records

  • Anonymous

    250 meals are being provided to who? In what cities? And only if you first shell out a few hundred dollars for the headphones? lol Why doesn't Curtis just go down to a soap kitchen with bags of food and help serve people?

    • Anonymous

      pessimist glass half empty ass nigga. no research no back up ...just assuming the worst automatically. only in a world this shitty can someone make negativity out of providing food for the hungry

    • Anonymous

      Why don't you read up on his foundation and ask the kids and people of Baisley Projects what he actually does without the cameras around before you run your mouth. What are you doing since you have so much to say? Oh, you don't have enough money like 50 to buy a kid a bagel and cheese for breakfast on the way to school right?

  • Milehighkid303

    Listen to OFFICER DOWN then read DMX's comments fuck boi, then, go play in high volume traffic faggot.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Just cuz the snitch says the trip inspired him to make new music still dont make this nigga relevant. Aint no niggas lookin out for his shit. His career been bodied for hte last two years. Thats what this nigga gets for goin out and startin fake beefs. This nigga been ethered 3 times already. Game finished him, Jay pissed on him and Rozay buried his ethered ass. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • daym

      where is yo album God forgives, im still waiting?

    • Ricky Rozay

      Nigga u stupid. that shit was ass and last time I checked Ross the one comin out wit albums. 5.0 cant even get his shit released stupid fuck. Stop ridin that dick so hard and start listening, aint no 50 joint on the dials right now nigga, Ross listed hottest rapper in the game. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Milehighkid303

      Listen to OFFICER DOWN fuck boi, then, go play in high volume traffic faggot.

  • Milehighkid303

    BOTTOM LINE 50 is and has ALWAYS done his thing, dude is showing what THE LOVE OF THE MOST HIGH DOES! Bless this man for what he's doing. You freaking herbs have looked for EVERY excuse to bring dude down even when he FLAMED the game up and had the WHOLE universe screaming G-UNIT. Give it up CLOWNS, whether u like him or not, got news for you. HE IS HIP HOP and the guy REALLY LIVED it unlike 98.9% of these lames. The guy is going down as a legend PERIOD. He single handedly changed the mixtape circuit HIMSELF, and has kept TRUE to the culture all through his time. He's FED A PAVED SUCCESS avenues for everyone who was on G-Unit, those who failed did it to themselves (Buck, Game, Olivia, etc) For the LIFE of me I could never comprehend why people hate SO much. The guy lives n breathes this stuff. Is he PAC? No. Is he Big? No. Is he Gza? No. Is he Big L? No. He's 50 Cent. Find another like him, you won't, that's what separates the ones we call legends vs those who just made their mark. Keep doing you thing 50, the Lord is blessing you brother and your music HAS ALWAYS been fire, we need more 50 can't wait for the new music. HES BEEN INSPIRED TO CHANGE SUBJECT MATTER N Y'ALL STILL HATE LOL. 50 will forever win. ONE.

  • rex

    Haters give 50 energy and 50 creates a energy drink in which we all enjoy, even the haters. so it's an abusive cycle in which 50 always wins and the haters always lose

  • Anonymous

    If you're going to do something noble, don't bring up the fact you're recording new music. You visited Africa. Now travel around America and see how many families are homeless, starving and could use a break. Celebrities pick Africa cause they know the publicity for it will be great.

  • Anonymous

    Someone should point out that 50 Cent is also feeding Americans. Through every purchase of his SMS headsets 250 meals are being provided through Feeding America.

  • Anonymous

    You stupid fucking conspiracy theorists are a drain on fucking society. This man is helping people, but you motherfuckers have to associate his good will and charity something fucking evil, right? FUCK OTTA HERE

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent IS GIVING AFRICANS TOXIC GMO FOODS!! HE IS TURNING AFRICANS STERILE AND INCREASE THE INFANT MORTALITY RATE.

    • Anonymous

      You can copy and paste that all you want. There's more stuff you can read, copy, and paste about the slaughterhouses, distribution centers, methods of farming, and restaurants that pass off TOXIC chemicals, rat droppings, mice & human hairs, animal feces and diseases to the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Get off Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's NUTSACK and scream out loud about ALL of the CORPORATIONS and BUSINESSES who poison YOU DAILY. FLOURIDE is in water AND toothpaste and it can give you BONE CANCER and destroys teeth ENAMEL and the THYROID while the ADA "approves" of the TOOTHPASTE products, and you here talking crap about 50? You look like an ABSOLUTE FOOL.

    • Anonymous

      Huffington Post... Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high mortality rate among the pups. And if this isn't shocking enough, some in the third generation even had hair growing inside their mouths--a phenomenon rarely seen, but apparently more prevalent among hamsters eating GM soy. Surov told "Originally, everything went smoothly. However, we noticed quite a serious effect when we selected new pairs from their cubs and continued to feed them as before. These pairs' growth rate was slower and reached their sexual maturity slowly." Surov said "The low numbers in F2 [third generation] showed that many animals were sterile." Hair Growing in the Mouth Earlier this year, Surov co-authored a paper in Doklady Biological Sciences showing that in rare instances, hair grows inside recessed pouches in the mouths of hamsters. "Some of these pouches contained single hairs; others, thick bundles of colorless or pigmented hairs reaching as high as the chewing surface of the teeth. Sometimes, the tooth row was surrounded with a regular brush of hair bundles on both sides. The hairs grew vertically and had sharp ends, often covered with lumps of a mucous."..

    • SCHWARZ

      OL' TECHNICALITY ASS HO', U UNDERSTOOD EVERYTHING ELSE HE TYPED RIGHT? THAT'S WHAT MATTERS. NYC ACTIN' LIKE HE GOT THE GOODS ON 50 SLUMMIN' THE KIDS AND OL' BOY SHOWED NYC BEEN GETTIN' SLUMMED. CASE CLOSED GRAMMAR COP.

    • Anonymous

      do some REAL knowledge???

    • Anonymous

      STFU idiot, what do you think the USDA feeds YOU? Meat got hormones, vegetables got pesticides, apple juice got arsenic, corn has no nutritional value, baby formula BEEN had steroids and chemicals in it. Your microwave is NUCLEAR radiation idiot. Get off 50's nutsack and do some REAL knowledge.

  • Anonymous

    I'm not a person that was a hardcore fanatic, but I brought "GRODT" and used to bump "Guess Who's Back" so I'm not act shady, and be like I was on the jock and now hating because a new commercial fad came in. You brought it noe live with it!

  • C.O.B

    DO YOUR THING FIF YOU KNOW EVEN WIT ALL THESE HATERS THEY WILL ATLEAST LISTEN TO UR NEW MUSIC EVEN THO THEY TALK SHIT HAHAHAHA

  • ANONYMOUS

    50 KEEP DOING YOUR THING MAN YOU ARE THE REALIST RAPPER AROUND THAT ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT THE LESS FORTUNATE!! UNLIKE THESE OTHER DUMBA** RAPPERS MAKING 5 MILLION DOLLAR BETS ON SPORTING EVENTS BUT REFUSING TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS WORLD HUNGER, AND PEOPLE STILL SUPPORT THEM SMDH!! 50 YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION!!

  • BlazeDatIshUp

    Fuck a hater... I hope he gives us some dope music and keeps giving back...

  • nuc

    hilarious,,, trying to stay relevant. dammmmn homie...... you know the rest..

    • Anonymous

      wayne he's sold 50 mill you have only sold 13.3 so stfu.

    • Lil Wayne

      Like i said the other day. He is just trying to reimage himself to us. We already view him as the old boring rapper that's stuck in 2007(his last success) so now he wanna come at us all nice with open arms like regular niggas...but next year he'll have a album coming out and be tlkn shit. He thinks him doing all this good will overshadow how he disses people and also to help sell records

  • gunit

    fuck the haters, 50 for life, we all listened to him at one period of our lives and digged it, don't hate.

  • Anonymous

    like don trip said no one makes music for normal people anymore its all make believe fantasy so i hope 50 makes some good music after seeing what his seen

  • NYC

    Huffington Post... Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high mortality rate among the pups. And if this isn't shocking enough, some in the third generation even had hair growing inside their mouths--a phenomenon rarely seen, but apparently more prevalent among hamsters eating GM soy. Surov told "Originally, everything went smoothly. However, we noticed quite a serious effect when we selected new pairs from their cubs and continued to feed them as before. These pairs' growth rate was slower and reached their sexual maturity slowly." Surov said "The low numbers in F2 [third generation] showed that many animals were sterile." Hair Growing in the Mouth Earlier this year, Surov co-authored a paper in Doklady Biological Sciences showing that in rare instances, hair grows inside recessed pouches in the mouths of hamsters. "Some of these pouches contained single hairs; others, thick bundles of colorless or pigmented hairs reaching as high as the chewing surface of the teeth. Sometimes, the tooth row was surrounded with a regular brush of hair bundles on both sides. The hairs grew vertically and had sharp ends, often covered with lumps of a mucous."

  • NYC

    UN STATEMENT REGARDING THE USE OF GMO FOODS AS FOOD AID IN SOUTHERN AFRICA The World Food Programme has received donations of foods for use in southern Africa, some of which contain GMOs. Several governments in southern Africa have accepted these donated foods without reservation and GM maize varieties are grown in the region. However, other Governments have expressed reservations on receiving food aid containing GMOs and have sought advice from the United Nations.

  • Anonymous

    I bet the new music in no way reflects the trip. smh

  • good work

    Good job man, keep it up. By doing this you can move into a space that no one else is in right now. I don't remember who but a member on here said this: How cool would it be/imagine if a rapper in a video showed how many kids he gave college degrees to or how many children he fed rather than how many chains he has or cars in the driveway...that hit me..Thats the space 50 can move into, and wow he would change things so greatly he would be admired from all aspects of music. A really good space for the older, mature mc to be in. lets hope you are on your way there!

  • Blk yellow

    Good look. Waiting to see what music he put out over this. More of the street king type? Mmmm that was good it's closes he been back to that Massacre album he had out... Now all he needs is the right beats with the same flow he had on street king( don't make me do it)

  • So Icy Boi!

    fuck 50 Cent..... is nigga iz old & broken. sit yo old ass down Fiddy! I wanna hear sum new Limp Bizkit, Busta Rhymes, Mystikal, Shyne & Birdman muzik. YMCMB swag

  • 1

    50 cent still better than 90% of these gay ass rappers out there now

  • Anonymous

    give. it. up. this dude is straight pathetic. What hes doing would be admirable if it wasnt all for the attention.

  • tonytoca

    say what u want about 50 but its nice to see someone giving back and doing something to help others who need it

  • Anonymous

    50 cent music is worth 50 cent, its trash... GAME KILLED THE WHOLE G-UNIT by himself

    • Anonymous

      games owes the cops 5 million hes gonna be touring his ass off the the next 10 yrs paying that off

    • Anonymous

      Games overseas touring puta getting $$$, google him...

    • FrancoC

      Hmm, what are you doing here Game? shouldnt you go perform on some stage?....Oh thats right...nobody books you on stage after 50 killed youm, you are nowhere. So stop commenting here and disappear forever lol. Hijo te puta matafaka. Suka bljat.

  • Anonymous

    We are not interested in your music anymore. We know already that you have money, that you are a pimp and that you are a hustler. You are boring us and you are an average rapper with 1 good album. My advice leave the mic alone and also stop acting

  • Anonymous

    yeah fif I am gonna see some good shit like tupac shit

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