In 2008, many believed 50 Cent's prosperous era would end due to his decline in album sales. Luckily, the rapper has never been fazed by others' opinions. For the January/February 2009 issue, the man with plan gave us a look into his world, and what he had planned for his fourth studio album, Before I Self Destruct. Click the image below to read the original article Evolution from XXL magazines January/February 2009 issue.

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