In an interview with AllHipHip about his recently released Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama, The Lost Tape, 50 Cent talked briefly about his yet to be titled album which he says he will be dropping on July 3rd, regardless of if his record label (Interscope) provides promotional support or not. 50 says he has a plan to release the album before his birthday on July 6th and he’s sticking to his plans, not his labels. Sounds like we will have something to jam to this Independence Day.
“There’s a lot more business involved [in putting out an album] than the general public is aware of. And that part causes the actual delay with [Interscope]. I’m releasing my album July 3rd, whether is has commercial promotions or not,” he told AllHipHop. “My birthday is July 6 and I planned for it. And I’m doing everything that I planned to do regardless if its huge airplay or not. I could care less, I’m putting the record out.”
50 Cent also gave his opinion about record sales:
“I don’t need a record to sell. How much money you think I’ma make off record sales? You think I’ma sell 13 million records?” Its starting to feel like that corner that I left,” 50 Cent explained, stressing that music’s ability to make money is now very limited. “I ain’t going to keep sitting on the records. Even if everything ain’t in order, album five will be out July 3 and they can wait another two years for me to give them another one.”