50 Cent returning to hip hop roots
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 November 2011
50 Cent's new album will see him return to hip-hop's roots.
The 'In Da Club' rapper is currently finishing recording of his fifth album, and while he doesn't think it will be as popular as his debut 'Get Rich or Die Tryin', or its follow up 'The Massacre', he says fans will respect the classic musical direction he is heading in.
He tweeted: "My next album is gonna shake things up a bit. It has the elements that were in hip-hop that I fell in love with in the beginning (sic).
"I hate to speak on my music 'cause it speaks for itself. I can't sell 12 mill like I did on GRODT Or 10 mill like the massacre, but prepare for impact #SK (sic)
"If you call yourself a true fan of music you understand. The first album is your introduction to the world."
He then listed classic hip-hop debuts by New York rappers: Nas' 'Illmatic', Jay-Z's 'Reasonable Doubt' and Notorious B.IG's 'Ready to Die', to compare the record to.
50 had originally planned an album called 'Black Magic', but claimed problems with his record company, Interscope, prevented him from releasing it.
He tweeted in July: "Man I'm not releasing a album I can't believe Interscope is this f***ed up right now. I apologize to all my fans (sic).
"I will work with other artist on there projects but I will not put out another album. They dropped the ball with me one time to many (sic)"