50 Cent Has Official Release Date For Album
The progress behind 50 Cent’s upcoming fifth album has been fraught with delays and mild threats through the rapper’s Twitter account. As his statements on social media essentially serve as a timeline of progress, Fiddy finally came out with some good news regarding the album: a release date as finally been determined. Breaking the news, again, through Twitter, he said: "I got some heat trust me I'm ready […] My birthdays july 6 so that's a cool date for ME. Its gonna be july2 album, july4 independence day, then july6 my birthday."
In preparation for his upcoming release, the rapper performed his entire debut, 2003’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, on Friday at South by Southwest, and Eminem joined him on stage for a few tracks. Afterwards, 50 tweeted: "I kicked it with EM after the show i told him how I feel about my new album. […] I'm gonna get on the phone with DRE today about it."
Road blocks against the album started appearing in July, when 50 Cent threatened to not release the album at all. At the time, he tweeted: “Man I'm not releasing a album i can't believe interscope is this f*cked up right now. I apologize to all my fans. I will work with other artist on there projects but I will not put out another album. They dropped the ball with me one time to many.”
Then, months later, he moderately rebelled against the label, releasing track “Outlaw” online without Interscope’s permission, and by winter, he issued an ultimatum, essentially telling label head Jimmy Iovine that he may sign with another record company to get his album out.
“Outlaw” has not been the only music heard from the rapper since last year. In December, he released a mix tape, titled The Big 10, featuring G-Unit signee Precious Paris.
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