In an interview with Bootleg Kev on Las Vegas’ Hot 97.5, 50 Cent discussed his upcoming album, which is set to drop July 2.
“My project is pretty much done, but I’m not done writing,” said 50 of the project.
50 also explained that he wouldn’t be going for a vintage sound on the album. “When you say ‘take it back,’ you’re not leaving any room for growth. You’re staying ‘Stay where you were ten years ago.’ For me, it has that energy that they were attracted to on Get Rich or Die Tryin’, all across the board. I just think the way I articulated things on this project, my choices, are better. I think I’m better. I’m thinkin’ it out a little more. They’ll get a chance to see where I am.”
Among the topics 50 discussed was why Interscope Records dropped G-Unit Records. “The reason why G-Unit was dropped, so that the general public understands: the reason G-Unit was dropped from Interscope records was because the deal I gave them was so well-put-together for them that they were to receive $750,000 in advance on the next albums – each one of the artists. They gotta remove that in this climate of record sales.”
Finally, 50 was asked whether there was even a remote chance that he and Game would ever collaborate on anything in the future. The Queens emcee was noncommittal: “I don’t know. Let me see if this is just one of my character defects or not: when you said [Game’s album The Documentary] was crazy, you’re making reference to things I wrote,” he explained. “Meaning, the first three singles off of that were things that I wrote. So now, when you look at that, and you look at all the disrespect that was displayed over the years, ask yourself – would you be inherently uncomfortable with the concept of associating yourself again with someone where…you don’t even know where it came from. If I did something wrong, I can accept it. …But if I didn’t do anything at all and it turns into what that turned into, I’ma just stay away from it.
View the interview below.