50 Cent took a time out from his ridiculous ongoing feud with Rick Ross to talk about his new LP Before I Self-Destruct and reveal that he’ll release not one but two new albums this year. Like his Aftermath labelmate Eminem, who will drop Relapse on May 19th and then Relapse 2 later in the year, 50 Cent also plans to go all Use Your Illusion on everyone in 2009.
“The new announcement is that I’m dropping two albums,” 50 told MTV News. “I’ve had an opportunity to record since I thought I was releasing an album in December. But the portion of my record that I recorded with Dr. Dre was incomplete, because there was no opportunity to mix it.” We’re not sure that’s an actual explanation, but we do know this: Before I Self-Destruct was supposed to be released in December 2008, but was pushed back to February and then to March 2009 — and now the word is it’ll street in June 2009. To further ape Eminem’s release strategy, 50 says he’ll unleash his second album of 2009 a month after Slim Shady drops Relapse 2.
50 Cent also revealed that there will be a video for the “Crack A Bottle” collaboration that will somehow wind up on Self-Destruct and not Relapse or Dr. Dre’s long-awaited Detox, as rumored.
In one last bit of 50 news, the rapper will inexplicably join Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Metro Station and other Fueled By Ramen kids on their upcoming Believers Never Die Part Deux tour, per Fall Out Boy’s Friends or Enemies site. 50 has signed on for a few dates, starting at the April 17th show outside Dallas, Texas. We can only guess that the idea of this tour is already providing Rick Ross with ample verbal ammo when he fires back at 50 in an inevitable diss track.
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