50 Cent Plans on Releasing Two Albums This Year

It’s been a couple years since 50 Cent released his last album, but the December/January XXL cover subject plans on coming back strong this year, as he hopes to release two albums.

“I’d like to launch this record and come right back and launch another record after it,” he told Forbes in a recent interview. “It’s been three years since my last album, so I’ve recorded so much material that I’m really excited about trying to get those ideas to the general public so they can get a chance to hear it and appreciate it.”

Fif also spoke on how he’s adapted to the developments in music consumption triggered by technological developments. “I think you have to kind of keep your audience engaged a little more,” he acknowledged. “There is a lot of different outlets and new material that comes out. But it’s not from established artists. They’re still within the regimen of things they’ve been doing. So they’ll stay there for a little while. I just feel like, because I’ve created so much, I want to be able to get it out to them.”

With his SMS headphones recently launched, the Queens native again has his hands in an assortment of endeavors. But he admitted that, despite his many pursuits, music still is at the top of his list.

“I’m running through an endless tunnel, and I always find something else to be passionate about, and to kind of put myself into it…[but] music, there’s nothing that replaces the feeling of when it’s dead right,” said the rapper, who dropped his mixtape The Big 10 last month. “Like when you got your finger on the pulse of what’s going on, because it’s not a whole lot of people involved. The process is really—because I’m conditioned to write music, it’s a short process. It might take me thirty to forty minutes to write the song. It takes, actually, longer for it to be done [with] the mixing process. It may take three or four days for me to feel like it sounds perfect, but to get that initial idea, it’s thirty, forty minutes. And when it works around the world and you see that many people enjoy it, it’s priceless.” —Adam Fleischer

  • JohnBoy

    I HOPE THE INDUSTRY LET HIM OR HE BETTER OFF GOING INDI CAUSE THE GAME HAS CHANGED AND IF YOU AINT A FAKE YOU AINT GONNA MAKE IT NOW

    • CaponeMOB

      man,50 cent for years been talking about releasing two albums in the same year,he NEVER did it. since 2007 he’s been saying that bullshit. he was supposed to release the before i self destruct album a couple of months after curtis droped, he ended up droping it 2 yrs later. my guess is that he aint droping 2 albums this year. BUT i give him the benefit of a doubt,cuz his album was supposed to drop last summer,he said it was done, so i guess he kept recording material. hopefully the albums are good though.

  • RealNigga

    Can’t Wait

  • MURDA860

    NOBODY WANT’S TO BUY A NEW 50 CENT ALBUM, LET ALONE TWO OF THEM… SORRY FIF, YOU’RE NOT WELCOME HERE ANYMORE…

    • Getone357

      Listen my dude real mc still making but we got them bullshitting ass artists out now 50 cent still got it period we killing hiphop with the weak songs out rack rack city youny money bullshit lil b bull come on son

  • norcal

    is dr dre producimg because that was the last time he was hot

  • Sha

    This isn’t to hate on 50 but…..

    If you want to put out albums, try not to attack your label…..

    This interview is the only time 50 will see Forbes going forward. Unless he morphs into a seriously dope businessman, he’s toast.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Om Sag

    Five 0……. the only 2 real songs i think u ever made and which i like is ” Talk Is Cheap” and ” Who I Rep Wit” Ft Nas & The Brave Hearts

  • Dub-187

    If Dr. Dre produces the album(s) = I’ma buy them, hands down. If not, idk what I’l do.

  • jr88

    i dont think that will happen because he wont sign that 360 deal but if its without dre i wouldnt care….grodt was half done before dre touched it and 50 has classic mixtapes without dre…..i want to here 50 with unknown producers

  • getone357

    Fifty is still killin the rap listen the big 10 come on period he just need someone from the south to get on with him because the south is hitting right now for real so he just need to get a south vibe in his camp. We need to go back to basic in the rap game we doing all this twerk bull and dancin bulll rack city man I hit rap like a motherfucker right now for real go back to basic we killing the game