50 Cent Feels Liberated After Leaving Interscope
"It's liberating," 50 Cent said of his decision to leave Shady/Aftermath/Interscope. In an interview with Billboard, the rapper talked about trotting the new territory and leaving the musical powerhouse, stating that he's enjoying the new process and being his one and only boss.
"It's great. I choose everything: what to release and when to release it," said 50 Cent. "The fun part is that there doesn't have to be a schedule. There's no timeline. If I write a record and I want to put it out, I'll put it out."
Later reflecting on his first LP he added, "I'll give you an example of how the process was at Interscope. With my very first album (Get Rich or Die Tryin'), we had to choose between two records for the single: ‘If I Can't' and ‘In Da Club.' It wasn't that big of a deal which one was it because they're both [produced by Dr.] Dre. I was sitting on the couch, having already talked about it privately [with Eminem] that ‘In Da Club' was the record."
Continuing, "Em' goes, ‘'In Da Club' record, definitely.' And then the entire room was like, ‘It's ‘In Da Club. The other record never turned into a single. 'If I Can't' performed like a single at the radio because the record was such a good hit, but there was never a video for it. The one inspirational record on the album… that's the kind of record that could have made ‘Animal Ambition' if I could do it again."
Lastly speaking on his upcoming album , Animal Ambition, he said the album is about his future and moving forward. "This album is prosperity. It's the positive and negative effects of prosperity. If I'm doing too good, it's actually not good in front of people. Prosperity makes them think you're doing better than them, that brings envy and jealousy which then brings negative energy," 50 continued of the album. "You will constantly go, 'Wow, I know why you said that right there.' You get an effect of prosperity in each song; even the celebrations, which are inspired by things going on the right way."