Eminem, Dr. Dre Join 50 Cent On New Album
50 Cent's new album will boast production and guest turns from mentors Dr. Dre and Eminem. As previously reported, "Before I Self Destruct" is due Dec. 9 via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope. Producer Scott50 Cent's new album will boast production and guest turns from mentors Dr. Dre and Eminem. As previously reported, "Before I Self Destruct" is due Dec. 9 via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope. Producer Scott Storch helmed first single "Get Up."
The package will also include a 90-minute, feature-length movie about an inner city boy named Clarence who sets to avenge the death of his mother. 50 Cent wrote, directed and starred in the film, the trailer for which can be viewed here.
"My film captures the harsh realities that reflect so many communities today," 50 Cent says statement. "There will be some who will greatly identify with the characters and the situations presented and then there will be others who may be shocked at the struggles that go on in the inner city. I made the film for both groups."
As previously reported, it appeared to be that much like last year, 50 Cent and Kanye West would battle it out for marketplace domination, as both announced they would release albums only a week apart in December. But West bumped up "808s & Heartbreak" from Dec. 9 to Nov. 25 after finishing it ahead of schedule.
Last September, both men released new albums on Sept. 11, with West's "Graduation" outselling 50's "Curtis" 957,000 to 691,000.