50 Cent is opting out of a repeat album release battle with rap rival Kanye West and pushing his new album, Self Destruct, back to 2009.
Fiddy claims this is in order to give his fans “something more for their hard earned dollars”.
That “something more” looks to be a couple of bonus DVDs: one honouring the life of deceased Run-DMC member Jam Master Jay, who was apparently a friend and mentor to 50 Cent, and the other to be a theatrical “Self Destruct” DVD starring Mr. Half a Dollar.
Who knows whether this will have any impact on the sales of the album. After all, this is coming from the same rapper who said he’d retire from rap if he was outsold by Kanye the last go round.
He was outsold. He didn’t retire. And now here he is, pushing his album back to ’09. Go figure.
Mega rap star 50 Cent has decided to push his highly anticipated album Before I Self Destruct to next year.
The platinum-selling artist will leave fans waiting a bit longer as he moves his fourth and final Interscope solo project back from its’ original release date in December. However, the rapper-turned-actor will also be offering fans a bonus DVD to accompany the deluxe edition album called Two Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay Documentary. In addition to the doc, 50 will also include a full-length, theatrical DVD, sharing the same name as the album title, written, directed and starring himself.
“Times are hard,” 50 said in a statement. “Everyone is trying to make the most of what they have. I want to give my fans something extra for their hard earned dollars. They’ll get a free bonus when the pick up the album.”