50 Cent Says Interscope Records' Changes Have Delayed "Street King Immortal"

posted Monday July 15 ,2013 at 12:43PM CDT | 122 comments

50 Cent Says Interscope Records' Changes Have Delayed

50 Cent says that Interscope Records' staff turnover has made him to deliver the fifth major label album he's envisioning.

It has been nearly four years since 50 Cent released a label-backed album. In that time, the Queens, New York superstar and G-Unit Records head was believed to be without a label to begin with. After moving his own label to EMI Distribution in 2010, the multi-platinum star was believed to be free of Shady/Interscope Records, where he released four solo albums dating back to 2003.

Speaking about the album believed to be titled Street King Immortal, 50 Cent recently explained his delays to MTV Rap Fix. "I don't really need the money off of the record. I want the record to be right."

Having been backed by Interscope Records for over a decade, 50 Cent confirmed his ongoing relationship with Jimmy Iovine's label, but noted heavy personnel turnover. "[Interscope Records has had] a lot of staff changes, a lot of different people moving in and moving out," said the rapper. Recently, Interscope became the latest home to Joie Manda, who left his post as Def Jam Records' President to become 'Scope's President of Urban Music.

Comparing himself to a basketball player, 50 elaborated that he feels the proper supporting team is not in place. "I've been on a team where I take the ball out and throw myself the alley-oop, and I take the ball out and shoot the three-pointer myself, and I take the ball out and I dunk the ball."

Interscope Records' current roster includes Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q (both of whom are signed to TDE/Aftermath Entertainment), and two onetime nemeses of 50 in French Montana and Game. The latter is signed to Geffen Records, an Interscope subsidiary.

The video of the interview is below:

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The full 50 Cent interview with MTV Rap Fix.

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  • Anonymous
    "ja had the biggest fall off in hip-hop history with sales like that. i would def sit on my album for a few years then flop" Listen real close Rain Man. Ja's album wasn't even released in most stores. It sounded more like a dance club album, and wasn't anything like his past albums. Yeah, 7k is DOA, but at least he can say he got it out there. Where's Street King? Where's that awesome Adam Levine song? 50 no longer controls his musical fate and it shows after 4 long years and his album is collecting even more dust lol
  • Anonymous
    Detox legends
  • Anonymous
    "It's all about quality not quantity, 50 knows this now" He hasn't had quality singles in years.
    • Anonymous
      major distribution is a banger!, we up was decent.
  • Anonymous
    "i said last albums, pain is love 2 barely sold 7000 copies on a year and half or so" It was an indie album with no promotion. 7,000 is still better than 0 than Street Slop Mortal has sold.
    • Anonymous
      no its not. ja rule fell off harder than anyone in rap ever with sales like that! 50 could put out a blank cd tomorrow and sell 50k min
    • Anonymous
      fuck outta here mane, ja had the biggest fall off in hip-hop history with sales like that. i would def sit on my album for a few years then flop like that and have it completely forgotten about. only a clown would give props to a nigga for selling 7000 in a year
  • Anonymous
    this nigga hasnt been relevant ever since ja rule killed his career back the early 2000s
    • Anonymous
      good joke
  • zxsss9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YRYe-jk_SA
  • blackout
    LOL he knows nobody's gonna buy his album lmao!!!
  • cheki
    sorry but 50 has the most boring interviews lol
  • bur
    even them murder inc nigga clowned you i was there !!!
  • bur
    dis nigga talking like white bitch , what i thought u were gansgta nigga NEVER snitch nigggaa queens all day
  • queenZZZZZ
    this nigga beaten women now cmon nigga
  • hunta
    Fuck this rat snitch ass nigga B
  • MIO
    MIO: Ja Rule Next Album - titled "Fuck Fame" Track list 1.King Of The Nile - Ft Chrisette Michele prod by. Cool & dre ) 2. I'm Back (Produced By. Kanye West) 3. My Brother's Keeper - Ja Rule Ft Rick Ross (produced by. 7) 4. Freedom - Ja Rule ft. The Dream (produced by. Chink Santana) 5. What We Gon' Do (produced by. Street Runners) 6. Prime Time- Ja Rule Ft Jay Z & DMX ( produced by. Irv Gotti ) 7. All Of This - Ja Rule Ft Drake (Produced by. Noah "40") 8. The Rules (Produced By. Just Blaze) 9. T.I.M.E(Produced By Swizz Beatz) 10. My Baby Ft Ashanti ( Produced By. 7) 11. Dangerous Minds Ft Asap Rocky ( Produced by. Hit Boy ) 12. The World Ft. Scarface & Nas & Jadakiss(Produced by. Irv ) 13. No Limit ( Produced by Justice L.E.A.G.U.E ) 14. Big Remo Skit 2013 15. On The Run Ft Fat Joe & N.O.R.E ( produced by. 7) 16. F**k Fame (produced by. No I.D) 17. Our Life Feat. Mary J Blige( produced by. 7) 18. Ride With Me (produced by. Irv) 19. My Dreams ft LLoyd ,Black Child , Cadillac Tah, Vita , Charlie Baltimore & Ashanti ( produced by. Malay) Get Ready "Fuck Fame" Welcome Home Ja Follow @Ruleyork Twitter!.
  • THE GAME
    ANOTHER L FOR THE SNITCH. GAME MIGHT NOT HAVE THE $$ 50 HAS, BUT HE'S PUTTING OUT MUCH BETTER QUALITY MUSIC AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS!!! G UNOT!
  • zxsss9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBbCWaglGBY
  • Anonymous
    Year of B.Hudson. Free Eps every month July Ep out now www. bhudsonmusic .com
  • Anonymous
    game seem to be gettin those records out
  • zxsss4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A
  • zxsss4
    cause imma a mother fucking monsterr
  • zxsss4
    niga u ant straight u a homo lol
  • zxsss4
    ruu ruu roa ruuuu like dungon dragon
  • zxsss4
    spanish ppl said no such thing of the spanish lanuage its just racist monster sounds yea niga lol
  • zxsss4
    but u keep saying it niga get at u haa
  • zxsss4
    gay ppl said real gay ppl dont care about the word homo.ask a saight niga is he staight haaa niga get mad? haaa
  • zxsss4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqeIiF0DlTg
  • hhhaaaaaa
    aahh-haa lol, he got shelved and now he up washed. this fool is the laughin stock of the entire hip hop community. rotfl, even his son hate this nigga.
  • zxsss4
    nigaz want "bend' fits for being gay lol spoke to some real gay ppl they said yal lieing yal trying to set up mixed ppl and other types of ppl to make fun of them in movies allso
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnAk6tjsts
  • HA 50...
    Never seen someone start off so dope and popular and fall off terribly the way 50 did...Idt this album is even gonna end up dropping. Does anyone know if eminem is still dropping an lp? I think that is a detox-like myth now as well theres is close to nothing said about it
  • zxsss4
    yal nigaz see some horses when kkk see your ass haa
  • zxsss4
    even some guys do it hahaa no homo?? yea homo hahaa
  • zxsss4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KXc4OeJSJQ
  • zxsss4
    SOME PPL EVEN GET ASS INJECTIONS TO MAKE FUN OF MIXED PPL BY CALLING THEM HORSES.SHAKE IT LIKE A EARTHQUAKE HAHAA. WOW CRAZYY
  • 101
    Schoolboy q ain't signed to aftermath. Where the hell did you guys get that from??? Made it up most likely. Atleast before publishing an article please make sure to keep your facts right ffs dx
  • HEAT
    Kendrick Lamarr is almost plat and he's on Interscope, 50 just can't get a buzz, while the singles he released were ok, they didn't garner much attention, radio, or media fanfare, 50 is one dimensional, and nobody is buying into that tough, I'll shoot you anymore from a multimillionaire, those headphones were a flop, don't know anybody that owns a pair, the boxing thing is dead since Pac Man got knocked out, nigga has no loyalty to his friends or artist, talk shit about Mayweather, Banks and Yayo, always got an opinion about what somebody else is going thru (TI) but his woman abusing ads ain't saying shit about his domestic abuse case, fuck 50 cent!
  • zxsss9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckER5Ijn0-c
  • Anonymous
    "50 worst selling albums still sold more than any Ross, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Game, etc last albums" Blood in My Eye, largely viewed as Ja Rule's worst album, went platinum. I'll give you Fat Joe. His sales have been bottom barrel, but at least he released those albums. Curtis can't even do that.
    • Anonymous
      i said last albums, pain is love 2 barely sold 7000 copies on a year and half or so. if you wanna compare any old album then we can talk about get rich or die trying too and you will lose
  • MIO
    Ja Rule Next Album - titled "Fuck Fame" Track list 1.King Of The Nile - Ft Chrisette Michele prod by. Cool & dre ) 2. I'm Back (Produced By. Kanye West) 3. My Brother's Keeper - Ja Rule Ft Rick Ross (produced by. 7) 4. Freedom - Ja Rule ft. The Dream (produced by. Chink Santana) 5. What We Gon' Do (produced by. Street Runners) 6. Prime Time- Ja Rule Ft Jay Z & DMX ( produced by. Irv Gotti ) 7. All Of This - Ja Rule Ft Drake (Produced by. Noah "40") 8. The Rules (Produced By. Just Blaze) 9. T.I.M.E(Produced By Swizz Beatz) 10. My Baby Ft Ashanti ( Produced By. 7) 11. Dangerous Minds Ft Asap Rocky ( Produced by. Hit Boy ) 12. The World Ft. Scarface & Nas & Jadakiss(Produced by. Irv ) 13. No Limit ( Produced by Justice L.E.A.G.U.E ) 14. Big Remo Skit 2013 15. On The Run Ft Fat Joe & N.O.R.E ( produced by. 7) 16. F**k Fame (produced by. No I.D) 17. Our Life Feat. Mary J Blige( produced by. 7) 18. Ride With Me (produced by. Irv) 19. My Dreams ft LLoyd ,Black Child , Cadillac Tah, Vita , Charlie Baltimore & Ashanti ( produced by. Malay) Get Ready "Fuck Fame" Welcome Home Ja Follow @Ruleyork Twitter!
  • iBwizzle
    I blame Chief Keef for bailing out on his video shoot, "Hate Being Sober"! 50 Cent had planned to release his album along with the hype of Chief Keef who could have been Gold by now and the hype Kendrick Lamar.
  • lol
    i think he meant to say my buzz is on subzero and no one will spend a dime for it.