Street King Immortal, which will be Fif’s fifth major label release will hit stores on November 13, according to Thisis50.com. The album will be released on Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, and will be the Queen’s rapper’s first retail project since 2009′s Before I Self Destruct. In the time since, he has dropped a handful of mixtapes, including The Big 10, The Lost Tape, and, most recently, 5 (Murder By Numbers).
The news of the release comes as 50 and his label, Interscope, have not been seeing eye-to-eye of late. Last summer, the rap star aired out the label in a series of tweets. “Ok I tried to be cool with my record company,” he wrote. “I went to the meeting [and] talk[ed] to everyone and shit feels like [they're] moving in slow motion. I’m sorry to announce I will not be releasing a new album this year if we don’t get on the same page.”
Of course, he didn’t end up releasing an album last year, but has been determined to get one out in 2012. So much so, in fact, that he promised that he would out out 5 (Murder By Numbers)—initially slated to be his official album, rather than the free release that it became—without the backing of Interscope. “I’m focused on my music watch how things shift july 3 album #5 is coming out with or with out INTERSCOPE.#SK,” he tweeted back in May, less than two months before the project’s release.
Now, though, he seems to me pleased with the spot he’s in and the relationship with Interscope. “STREET KING IMMORTAL is going to be a classic,” he boasted on Twitter over the weekend. “Jimmy iovine said STREET KING IMMORTAL is the best album I’v made sense GET RICH OR DIE TRYING.”
This past Friday, 50 dropped the project’s lead single, “New Day,” featuring Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys, which is available on iTunes now, and you can listen to here. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)