While 50 Cent has been busy collecting checks through other business ventures, his music career hasn’t really been his focus. 50 Cent says he’s in no rush to drop an album because he doesn’t need album money.
When he spoke to MTV News about working on his album, 50 stated, “I don’t really need the money off of the record. I want the record to be right. I’m not doing it without a plan; I’m not putting it out like that.” According to the rap mogul, his latest project still isn’t ready despite the recording process starting in late 2010. On top of that, he says he won’t move until his record company, Interscope Records, is ready to move.”It’s a lot of staff changes, a lot of different people moving in and moving out, so you got to kind of wait until everything’s right; until it’s settled in,” he explained.
Although he hasn’t dropped a proper album in four years, he has been releasing music. 50 delivered two mixtapes as well as a host of singles. Some of those singles were the joint with Adam Levine and Eminem called “My Life” and a song called “Major Distribution.” One of his most recent singles hasn’t been getting mainstream love but remains an underground favorite featuring Kendrick Lamar “We Up.” When 50 released the track he believed it would really do damage on the radio and it hasn’t. “I know it ain’t my ear [because] Kendrick said the same thing I said when I sent it to him, ‘Oh this is a hit.’ And everybody said the same thing. I think it comes from so much stuff being in front of people,” he reasoned.
Check out the interview below.
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