Fans of New York's hard-hitting rapper and mogul 50 Cent can rest assured that the platinum-selling artist is hard at work, putting the finishing touches on his fifth album. In an interview with longtime collaborator DJ Whoo Kid for Sirius XM's Shade 45 radio, Fif says he already has a whopping 43 tracks in the can.
“Everybody who fell in love with what I fell in love with in hip hop will respond to it because it’s got the right tones on it," he said.
The new album, formerly known as Black Magic, will be 50's first since 2009's Before I Self Destruct. As previously reported, 50 threatened to shelve the project due to a dispute with his label Interscope Records. Now, the 36-year-old rapper sounded like he is ready for a fresh start.
“I can’t wait till my album comes out. I think things will shift,” he said.
While there's still a ways to go before the album's final tracklist is settled, 50 said fans can expect collaborations with certified hit-making producers Just Blaze, Boi - 1da and Alex Da Kid. Previously, a Cardiak-produced track called "Outlaw" hit the Web.
"I did two with Just Blaze, a Boi - 1da joint, and I did something with Alex Da Kid. I got some heat,” Fif said. He also promised a few collaborations with his old mentor and partner-in-rhyme, Eminem.
“I did two songs with Em in Detroit," he said. "We made two that are definite singles and the other two are the kinds of records that we been making, more aimed at my core audience, more aggressive, more of a different kind of energy to it.”
Fans eager to hear the new songs will have to wait for the album title and release date, as 50 wasn't ready to let those slip just yet.
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