Seemingly out of the blue 50 Cent announced that he would be releasing a self-described street album for download this Tuesday (June 16) on his wesbsite

Fif revealed the news in an interview with MTV News, where he said the disc, titled War Angel, is more like a street album, as opposed to a mixtape. "Creatively, this is not even a mixtape,” he said. “That's why I put LP next to it. ... My core audience will understand it immediately, and it's written specifically for that."

The G-Unit honcho is very proud of the 10-track project. "When you hear it, out of all the material I put on the street, you're gonna say that's the best body of work I put out in the mixtape circuit, period,” he boasted. “The way the mood of music is right now, when they hear what this is, they'll say, 'That's what we needed.'"

While the Queens rapper is hard at work on his long delayed studio album, Before I Self-Destruct, he plans to drop several other releases in the meantime. "I have two other tapes to follow it," he shared. "Fourth of July, Sincerely Southside Part 2 coming out with mostly '90s music on it. Timeless music, classic hit records. Then, after that, there's a G-Unit mixtape. It's actually untitled. I'll be finished with it in the next day or so."

Before I Self Destruct is now slated to hit shelves sometime in September. – Elan Mancini