Earlier this year, it looked as though 50 Cent would release his long-delayed album Before I Self-Destruct in February. Now it looks like June is the target month, and the rapper has revealed he plans another CD for 2009.
"The new announcement is that I'm dropping two albums," 50 told MTV News. "I've had an opportunity to record since I thought I was releasing an album in December. But the portion of my record that I recorded with Dr Dre was incomplete, because there was no opportunity to mix it."
A strange explanation? Perhaps. Maybe the real reason for the delay is that 50 Cent is hoping to emulate his Aftermath labelmate Eminem, who is also slated to release not one but two albums this year, Relapse and Relapse 2.
Hitting the road with Fall Out Boy
"The portion of my record that I recorded with Dr Dre was incomplete, because there was no opportunity to mix it" 50 Cent, explaining the delay for 'Self-Destruct'
In other 50 Cent news, the rapper has signed on for five dates with Fall Out Boy on their Believers Never Die tour. It's something of an unlikely pairing, and it's said that more co-headlining concerts could be announced.
At press time, 50 will hook up with Fall Out Boy on 17 April in Dallas, Texas and continue with them until 22 April in Orlando, Florida.
Or he could stay out with them longer. Time will tell.