50 Cent recently sat down to speak about how he approached writing his upcoming album. The G-Unit leader says with his past album he rushed to meet deadlines but with this project he is taking a page from Eminem and Dr Dre, by taking his time creating the album.
“I’ve worked longer on this album than any of my other projects. I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate the things that I created initially, and go back and revamp things and change things around a bit,” he said. “Both Em and Dre have had opportunities to critique themselves, when I was always on the shot clock. So this time, I get a chance to really make sure I feel like it’s going to be the right music for this time period.”
As with his debut "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" album, 50 says he is looking at his personal life for inspiration, but he realizes that the stakes are high.
“My material comes from my actual experience. In a lot of ways, the things that I’m saying, it doesn’t necessarily reflect my mind state at the time, but my first album had all of the dysfunction that I was being exposed to. It went on to be the largest debuting Hip Hop album, selling 12 million records. The task of recreating that came up. So I had to figure out new ways to write things or new portions of my experience to create music based on those things. Now, this album, it’s more creative, I feel like, because I’ve’ had to find things away from those things that I’ve done continuously.”
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