50 Cent has announced his intention to expand his G-Unit roster and said fans should expect him to sign artists in the near future.
Fif said he is also hoping to drop his Black Magic solo album this summer.
“I’m not in a hurry,” Fif said about release dates. “I gave myself a goal to try and put it out by the end of the summer, so I’ll work that hard on the actual project. If I don’t feel it’s ready by the end of the summer, I’ll just jeep it…You’ll see new faces, because I’m looking for new artists now. I’ll sign new artists and take them with me and kinda groom them. I don’t specifically say, ‘I want this kind of artist’ — I look for talent that inspires me, that complements what I do with their own thing. Some of the stuff you can’t teach a person; they gotta have it.” (MTV)
According to the rap mogul, he will apply rap lyrics to music outside of his safety zone.
“My Black Magic album, I’ve been listening to a lot of different kinds of music. I just want to create something that’s outta the box,” 50 told radio host Tim Westwood. “It ain’t the same style, same kinda music. I’m using different song formats. I’ll write a rap song in a sequence of a different kind of record…To write it in a different format, instead of writing it the way the traditional rap record is written, it’s to experiment with different things. It’s still hip-hop music, still 50 Cent content, it’s just written in a different way…” (Tim Westwood)
Last month, the rapper announced that a new album was in the works.
“I actually recorded three songs,” Fif revealed to interviewer Jonas Pettersen. “I had this idea, I went to a nightclub, afterparty, and it was a different kind of music going on there a little while before I actually got there. You know they play your music when you come, but the music they played before, they started playing material I created, which was more uptempo, more dance…Black Magic project, I’m excited about it. It has a different vibe, I won’t allow myself to be placed in a box where I can only do one style or do one kind of music…If they can understand how I enjoy different genres of music, for the people who have various tastes, they’ll really like it.” (Most Hated TV 81)
His last album, Before I Self Destruct, reached gold status last January.
50 Cent has another Gold certified album on his hands. The rapper’s 2009 effort “Before I Self Destruct” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA due to sales in excess of 500,000 copies. Led by the single ” By Me,” 50 Cent’s “Before I Self Destruct” closed out a strong decade of hit albums and singles for him. (Examiner)