Amy Lombard/The New York Times 50 Cent
1.16.2018

50 Cent Says New Album Is ‘as Thrilling’ as His First

After dropping “Still Think I’m Nothing” with Jeremih, 50 Cent is readying his long-awaited sixth album, Street King Immortal.

The hip-hop mogul gave an update on the oft-delayed project during an interview with The New York Times, in which he compared it to his 2003 debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which is approaching its 15th anniversary. “Right now I’m in the middle of recording my sixth album,” he said. “But it’s as thrilling as my first.”

Curtis Jackson said that he usually hits the lab on Sundays. “I go into the studio to record my music and meet my producers there,” he explained. “There are no windows so it’s very easy to lose track of time. I could be there six hours and not even feel it…The only break we get from recording is when we order in dinner.”

Fif has been teasing SKI for more than five years with numerous delays and false starts. In 2016, he even revealed that he planned on retiring after this effort. “I want to finish with that project,” he told Muscle & Fitness. “I don’t want to write another record after that. You know how some artists got to have confirmation that they’re right. I have that confirmation in fucking 35, 40 million [albums] that I already sold.”