50 Cent is now asking parents to cover up their kids’ ears. While prepping the release of his latest effort and right after news broke of his latest film moves, 50 is leaking information about his new album, Before I Self Destruct.
“They’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s too aggressive.’ … Soon as you do something that’s a little more lighthearted, and you can play the whole record and feel like you don’t have to cover your kid’s ears, I get penalized for it. So get ready to cover your kid’s ears. Now I’m really interested in seeing how the public responds,” he told MTV.
50 also went on to add that this album is better than his last effort, which saw a lot of criticism.
“I got so much more, so many different records to feel out and see what direction I wanna go in next. I’ve been writing this record for a year. I started Before I Self Destruct before I started Curtis [click to read]. Conceptually, this one has been very well-groomed.“
He also added that Eminem worked with him on “Norman Bates Motel” where he said Em was bringing “the return of Slim Shady.“
“So far, I’ve kinda kept to myself and wrote what I felt was exciting from my perspective. It’s always fun working with Em for me. He’s in a space where he has the luxury of just being able to sit down. The rest of us … me, I do the actual footwork. Dre hasn’t had an album out in seven years. Em — two years. Me — seven, eight months. They send me out to test the waters, and everyone else will jump in the tub. I stay a little more active. Em is by far the biggest rap artist, period. I’m the largest Hip Hop touring artist. I travel more places than he travels to be in front of a live audience.“
Em also encouraged Fif to do a movie to go along with the album.
“He’s like, ‘Go, just do it. If you wanna go, just do it, and we’ll figure everything out after the fact.’ There were a few technical questions, considering this is my fourth and final actual studio album. My fifth album requirement [to Shady/Aftermath] is a greatest-hits requirement.“
The film will accompany the album, Before I Self Destruct. Expect that to hit stores December 9.