50 Cent Expands 'Massacre' With Videos, Remix
50 Cent's sophomore album will be reissued Sept. 6 with a previously unreleased track and videos for all 21 tracks on the disc.50 Cent's sophomore album will be reissued Sept. 6 with a previously unreleased track and videos for all 21 tracks on the disc. The set has spawned such multi-format hits as "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, "Disco Inferno," "Just a Lil Bit" and "Hate It or Love It" featuring the Game.
"I'm the king of originality," the rapper says. "No artist has ever done this before. The videos allow consumers to see exactly what I was thinking about when I made the music."
"The Massacre" song "Outta Control" will not appear on the new edition of the disc, replaced by "Outta Control Remix" featuring veteran rap act Mobb Deep, which recently signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records label.
Originally released in March, the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, where it is No. 26 in its 21st week on the chart. The set has sold 4.1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its worldwide tally is more than 6 million, according to Interscope.
In other news, production has wrapped on the film "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," in which the rapper will make his motion picture acting debut, billed as Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Taking a page from his mentor Eminem's playbook, the film mirrors his street-to-music superstar story in the same vein as Slim Shady's 2002's "8 Mile."
Directed by Jim Sheridan ("In America," "My Left Foot"), the project borrows its title from 50 Cent's 2003 debut album. An Interscope/Shady/Aftermath and MTV Films production, the film is due in U.S. theaters in November from Paramount Pictures.
Additionally, 50 Cent is officially entering the home video game market with the Nov. 15 release of "Bulletproof" (Vivendi Universal Games). As previously reported, the rapper's G-Unit brand also has a mobile phone gaming relationship with Zingy.
According to the game's official Web site, the true-to-life plot finds the rapper vowing revenge on his enemies after surviving an ambush in which he was shot nine times. The user will navigate the drug underworld and an international conspiracy to "fight his way out of a vicious web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals."