50 Cent Blames Record Label for ‘In Da Club’
50 Cent is putting the blame on his label for making him release so many club songs. The Queens, NY, born rapper stated in a recent interview that labels don't market "hard-core hip-hop." According to 50, his label, Interscope Records, pushed him to make club friendly songs to increase his record sales.
"If you don't make a record that can actually play to a certain amount of audience, " he said. "There is no possible way you're going to get the marketing dollars necessary to promote the project to the point that you have the huge successful records that I've had. I've made enough street material prior to 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin' for you to forget 'In Da Club' was 'In Da Club.'
50 also noted that the mixed reviews of his album 'Curtis' was due in part to an overindulgence of mainstream content. "They [critics] said that was the weakest album for me because the hip-hop community feels it's up to me to give them the aggressive content. They don't believe the other guys have experienced any portion of that lifestyle."
True to form, 50 also took a shot at his past foes Ja Rule and Kanye West. "While other artists chose to sing their entire record, I chose to collaborate with other singers." The rapper also assured fans that his fourth release 'Before I Self Destruct' is "close to perfect."
The album, which has seen several delays, will hits stores in September.