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50 Cent Calls New Album The "2011 Get Rich Or Die Trying"
posted Thursday May 12, 2011 at 05:48AM PDT | 68 comments
Despite the movies, headphones and other moves, 50 Cent says his new album is nearly finished, and he compares it to his classic debut.
Few Hip Hop artists have matched the sales of 50 Cent’s 2003 debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. To be more precise, only two arists—Eminem and Nelly—have outsold 50’s official debut (his previous Colombia album, Power of the Dollar, was shelved), which has sold over 8 million copies. But 50 Cent is of the belief that he can at least make an equally critically acclaimed album. He took to his always-active Twitter account to give fans a status update on his upcoming work.
In 2010, there was talk of 50 working on Black Magic, an album that embraced more of a worldwide sound. However, 50 would later opt to not release the album. The upcoming album, which 50 has yet to publicly announce the name of, will be the G-Unit founder’s first since the 2009 release of Before I Self Destruct. Of course, this isn’t the first time 50 Cent has used his upcoming album to drum up publicity. He has previously announced that he wouldn’t cut his hair until his album was completed.