The rapper said that he will not release his new CD “Before I Self Destruct” until Eminem’s latest album “Relapse” sees daylight.
“Right now I’m on a train, and the Em-choo-choo-car goes first. I think people forgot that I’m actually Eminem’s artist because I’ve had so much success on my own and moved away from it,” said the the 32-year-old multiplatinum rapper in an interview on Tuesday.
“Because Dre is mixing Em’s album, Em will be completed entirely before we get a chance to finish up the pieces that me and Dre did together (for my album),” he added.
50 may have a long wait ahead of him as a release date hasn’t been set for Eminem’s CD, though it is going to be some time this year. This is not the first time that 50 has delayed the release of his album. His CD was supposed to be released in December last year. Back then, 50 said that portions of it were incomplete.
50 Cent fans can still hear new music from the entertainer. His new video game, “50 Cent: Blood On the Sand,” released this week, features 18 exclusive tracks, including one with Swizz Beatz, who composed the score. The rapper says the video game allowed him to tap into his musical vault for previously unreleased material.
“Blood on the Sand” follows 50 and G-Unit as they hunt down a crime gang who has stolen their diamond encrusted skull in a war-torn country. 50 said a visit to Iraq influenced some of the game’s features.
“After performing for the soldiers, you look at the people there and you use your imagination to say, ‘What are they actually feeling? What are they going through?’” he said. “It was an experience but the game itself, I brought some of those experiences I had in to it and that’s why it looks the way it looks.”