At least no one can accuse 50 Cent of simply cashing in. The rapper has admitted that he recently aborted sessions for his next solo album because he felt the songs didn’t meet the standards set by his debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
“I wanted to come out on the Fourth of July, so I went in and made some records,” 50 said on Friday. “And then I went back to listen to Get Rich or Die Tryin’. I said, ‘I have to top this [album] in my head. I have to make a lot more records in preparation for [a new LP] than I had for Get Rich.’ ”
Just as a controversial interview with Playboy magazine hit stands, 50 explained that he’s aiming to have his solo album out by October. That would mean a nonstop caravan of G-Unit releases between now and then: Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and new G-Unit member Game are all scheduled to have solo albums out by the end of summer.
50 noted that he’s not the only one feeling pressure. “There’s pressure on [Dr.] Dre, also,” he said. “He has to produce a better record for me than ‘In Da Club.’
“In three days, I could make a record, 12 songs,” 50 boasted. “But I have to make an album that tops what my last album was, so it’ll take a lot longer.”