Some people counted 50 Cent out when it comes to Hip-Hop, but in my eyes, he’s still on top and making millions. 50 might haven’t had a song on radio or video on BET in a while, but that didn’t stop his hustle. Over the past year, 50 ranked in millions from movies to headphones to a new energy drink called Street King. The Queens native recently spoke to Complex magazine about his upcoming LP.
“My album’s done. I’ve just got to go through the mixing process. I always have issues with people not moving at the pace that I move at. It’s obvious I work a lot. They don’t work as often as I do, or they’re patient. [Interscope] thinks it’s going to be better if they wait. [They think] I’m going to change my mind and switch to something different in the presentation.
“They didn’t want me to change the album. I don’t want you to take it out of context, the album’s done. What I’m saying to you is they’ll sit there and think taking your time is making it better. And I mean, you do get a chance to evaluate and see what everything else is.
“I’m confident that the music that I have will help sway hip-hop in the right way. I think [hip-hop is going] one way. Where is the aggression in hip-hop? Where is the things that you initially fell in love with? They’re not there.
“Everything cycles. Hip-hop has cycled so far back that it felt like it was something new, but it was a hipster [thing]. A new terminology that would be a hippie. It’s that far back. So when it comes time for it to come full circle, it’ll be time for me.”
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