Monday, Nov 2, 2009 8:00AM
50 Cent has announced plans to move his long-anticipated Before I Self Destruct album a week earlier than expected as a result of an unexpected leak last month.
In addition to speaking on his album, Fif also touched on the differences between Ja Rule and Drake‘s singing ability.
“I’m pushing the record up so the date is [November] 16th,” Fif revealed in an interview. “It’ll be out on the 16th. I’m expecting it to do good because of the response that I’ve heard from the web. You know what I mean? It’s obvious they didn’t expect me to write the things that I wrote on the actual record, but, I don’t know why. They’re like ‘This sh*t is fire.’ What are you surprised for, stupid? Even the worst one did 700,000 the first week. It depends on who you’re actually asking because you know who I identify with now? The actual aggression of my material is what came across the strongest because they want the hardest sh*t from me, the same things they knock another artist for, for example, like Drake, ‘I want this sh*t forever man,’ like the singing part is what I like from him, like when Ja [Rule] was doing it, I was like ‘This motherf*cker’ ’cause the sh*t wasn’t good.” (G-Unit Radio)
The alleged full album began to circulate on the Internet late last week.
50 Cent has become the latest musician to have his entire album leaked. On Wednesday, 50’s upcoming fourth studio album leaked almost a month before its planned release date. The album, which was originally scheduled for release over a year ago, was pushed back until November 23 for an official release. So far, 50 Cent and Interscope Records have not commented on the situation. (Dime Wars)
Aside from a few diss lines on “Strong Enough,” Fif uses his song “So Disrespectful” to also address former G-Unit members Young Buck and Game.
On the very next record, there is no need to infer anything. 50 gets very blunt on “So Disrespectful,” calling Young Buck a drug addict and the Game jealous. “C’mon, Game, you’ll never be my equal,” he raps. “Your homies shoot doors, my n*ggas shoot people/ See me, I’m what you’re never gonna be/ I’m in that tax bracket you’re never gon’ see. “I ain’t know he f*cked with more dope than B.G./ Plus a n*gga sip more syrup than Pimp C,” Fif continues on the track. “Man, keeping these m*therf*ckers as rich ain’t easy/ Especially when a n*ggaa wanna stunt like Jeezy/ And his CDs didn’t sell like his CDs/ Man that n*gga blew all his chips on them breezies/ Mad cause the world won’t treat him like Weezy.” (MTV)
The album’s tracklisting was revealed last Monday (October 26).
Before I Self Destruct: The Invitation, Then Days Went By, Death To My Enemies, So Disrespect, Psycho, Hold Me Down, Crime Wave, Stretch, Strong Enough, Get It Hot, Gangsta’s Delight, I Got Swag, Baby By Me (Featuring Ne-Yo), Do You Think About Me, Ok, You’re Right, Could’ve Been You (This Is 50)
Before I Self Destruct is now slated to hit stores Monday, November 16th.