Thursday, October 29, 2009
50 Cent's New Album Leaks!
DISCLAIMER: I am only on track number 11 out of 16 so far so this is not a complete review.
However, with that said, 50 Cent's new album "Before I Self Destruct" is INCREDIBLE!
Maybe it's because after his last album and recent mixtapes we all underestimated 50's ability to create a an album that is both hardcore and sonically pleasing, complete with authentic gangsta rap as well as the commercial songs that have brought 50 his mega riches.
He did it six years ago, of course. And his second album was no slouch, either.
So why did we sleep on him?
Don't we always want the villain to win? Isn't 50 just that -- a villain? He is on this album, at least.
It will be interesting to see how well this album sells, considering it hit the Internet just about a month prior to it's [previously?] scheduled release date. It is also worth monitoring the album's sales because that is always 50's bottom line -- the money.
As well as the bragging rights.
I'm sure 50 feels like he needs to get revenge on Lil' Wayne and Kanye West. Because of the way Wayne has decided to ignore 50's taunts, and because Kanye won the "first-week battle" a few years back, 50 no doubt feels as if he has something to prove.
Based on the current landscape of radio and video, the album is chock full of potential number one hits. That's not to say that it is soft, or commercial. It speaks more to 50's overall appeal and ability to make good music that caters to a wide demographic and a loyal fan base that is eager to see him back on top.
Time will tell. Expect 50 and Interscope to comment on this leak soon and move his album release date up to next week.