Biggie might have kicked in the door with a .44, but 50 Cent makes his entrance with a shotgun in the just-released trailer for his new movie, “Before I Self Destruct,” which will accompany his album of the same name .
50’s Scott Storch-produced track “Get Up” plays in the background as we get glimpses into the chaos that Fif has in store for us.
He starts out getting a ’hood lesson from an O.G., played by character actor Clifton Powell (“Menace II Society,” “Dead Presidents,” “Friday After Next”). Powell tells him that most hustlers either fall in love with fast women, money or action — and it looks like there’s plenty of action going down in Fif’s neighborhood. We see a local store get blown up and 50 running through the projects with a huge firearm, drawing his weapon and finally putting a humungous hole in some poor schlep’s apartment door.
And, oh yeah — we even see 50 rocking a new hairstyle: cornrows. (D’Angelo has nothing on the South Side Queens rap enforcer.)
“Before I Self Destruct” is being advertised as Fif’s directorial debut. Besides 50 and Powell, model Angel Lola Luv and Naughty by Nature’s Treach also star.
Before I Self Destruct the album has found 50 Cent working with the likes of Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre and Eminem. The LP is scheduled to drop December 9, and the movie — according to the G-Unit camp — will come out the same day.
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