50 Cent to Release Delayed ‘Before I Self Destruct’ in November
50 Cent‘s frequently delayed album ‘Before I Self Destruct’ has been pushed back yet again, according to an interview with the rapper in Krakow, Poland, on Aug. 22.
The album’s previous release date was Sept. 29, but 50 said he planned to release it the first week in November, instead. “I was limited [with] time on my other projects, And this one, just because the system was in a state of confusion with things changing – the music business itself changed,” 50 told the interviewer.
“And it was definitely a time where I felt like I was ready and it wasn’t a possibility for me to release the record at that point. And then the Eminem train came running down the track and I had to get out the way to let Eminem’s record ['Relapse'] go out. Because he had been off for two years, it made good sense for to let him go out first.”
The album’s previous release date was Sept. 11, the same day as sometime-rival Jay-Z‘s ‘Blueprint 3,’ which 50 sagely opted to avoid competing with. ‘Before I Self Destruct’ also had release dates in 2007 and 2008.
The album will come packaged with a film directed by 50, which is said to be a companion piece, based on several songs on the album. “It will be within the album packaging, so when you buy the record you will get the film that I wrote,” the rapper explained.