Production on the record is being handled by Dr. Dre and Eminem — all of whom recently appeared on the highly questionable new Marshall Mathers track “Crack A Bottle”.
As long as 50 Cent‘s album avoids the sonic pitfalls of having any of these rappers singing then it might, just might, not “self destruct”.
Then again, just listen to Fiddy’s verse on this track. I take it back. This is the sound of his last hip-hop hurrah.
Fiddy is iffy.
‘Before I Self Destruct’ contains 19 tracks produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem, among others, as well as vocal a collaboration with Eminem on the track ‘Norman Bates Motel’ and Dr. Dre on ‘Ready For War’.
The album doesn’t yet have a release date after being pushed back from its originally scheduled December 2008 release, reports Pitchfork.
The tracklisting is:
‘Came To Win’ (produced by Red Spyda)
‘Get Up’ (produced by Scott Storch)
‘Need Your Hate’ (Produced by Dr. Dre)
‘Here For A Reason’ (ft. Nate Dogg) (produced by tha Bizness)
‘Good To Be A Gangsta’ (produced by Ty Fyffe & Sha Money XL)
‘Don’t Mess With 50’ (produced by Don Cannon)
‘Trust In Me’ (produced by J.R. Rotem)
‘Norman Bates Motel’ (ft. Eminem) (produced by Dr. Dre)
‘Bitch I’m Sorry’ (produced by Needlz)
‘All For You’ (produced by Hi-Tek)
‘No Time To Lose’ (ft. Swizz Beatz) (produced by the Individuals)
‘Lonely At the Top’ (produced by Play-N-Skillz)
‘You Need Us’ (ft. Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo) (produced by DJ Khalil)
‘Different Path’ (ft. Dave Young) (produced by Havoc)
‘I Get It In’ (produced by Dr. Dre)
‘Somebody Forgive Me’ (produced by Jake One)
‘My Reign’ (produced by Eminem)
‘Ready For War’ (ft. Dr. Dre) (produced by Dr. Dre)