Fans of 50 Cent will have to play the waiting game for his long-in-the-making album Street King Immortal. The Queens, New York hip-hop mogul said his last album for Interscope has been pushed back yet again.
Originally set for release November 13, 50 said the album now has a to-be-determined release date. The rapper, who was in Paris to promote his SMS Audio headphones at the Virgin Megastore Champs Elysées, cites financial issues as one of the reasons for holding the release back.
“It was scheduled to release November 13, but we had to move the date,” he said. “For this album, it’s already been a year late. It’s usually two years in my cycle that I go [between albums]…this cycle was actually a lot longer because it’s the final album requirement for Interscope and we went through an audit type of situation…now everybody’s ready to work, so it’s ready to come out.”
50 has long expressed his frustration with Interscope after the various delays of his follow-up to the 2009 studio work Before I Self Destruct. The veteran rhymer has since released the digital-only album 5 (Murder By Numbers), a project that was originally set to be his fifth official effort.
50 Cent also weighed in on the long-awaited Dr. Dre album Detox. According to the controversial MC, fans expecting a full-length album will be disappointed.
“I don’t [know] if [Dr. Dre]’s even excited to do [Detox] now,” he explained. “He’s successful with Jimmy [Iovine] with Beats [Headphones], so I’m not sure if he’s pressed [to release it]. I know that when I did [see him] last when I was in Los Angeles, he was actually in the studio working on something else. I’m not sure if he’s going to actually release a full CD or if he wants to just release the music that he’s comfortable with – he might do an EP or something.”—Keith Murphy, CBS Local