The fourth-quarter's hip-hop big bang has gotten less fiery.
Last week dismissed the notion that we would get [article id="1599040"]The Blueprint 3 this year[/article], and on Friday, a rep for Interscope Records confirmed that there won't be a new CD under anyone's Christmas tree this year: Before I Self Destruct has been pushed back until 2009.
There is no concrete release date as of yet, however the record label said in a press release Friday that the delay won't extend far into the year. "The beginning of '09" is their timetable.
50 has the single and video for [article id="1598313"]"Get Up"[/article] out now, and the bad man promised more before the album drops. He told Mixtape Monday of a -helmed track he [article id="1598907"]"stole" from Eminem[/article] during their recording session in Detroit a few months ago. 50 did note that did give him his blessing to use the record.
"I said, 'Let me see what [Dre did],' " 50 recalled with a smile while speaking on the video set of "Get Up." "Last time I recorded The Massacre album, I was in Orlando [Florida]. I went in the computer there. That's how I found 'I'm Supposed to Die Tonight.' It's interesting. With 'In Da Club,' [who the beat was intended for], had the production started my career."
Besides Dre, Eminem appears on [article id="1597623"]Before I Self Destruct[/article] as well.
"We created some music," he said of Slim Shady. "I went to Detroit recently. One song I really liked it and he liked it and he kept it for his album. I went back and made two more songs. We got 'Norman Bates Motel' out of that. It's exciting."
"Norman Bates Motel" is slated to appear on Before I Self Destruct. In addition to the music, 50 is producing a film also called "Before I Self Destruct" ([article id="1596740"]check out the trailer here[/article]) and the Jam Master Jay documentary, [article id="1598015"]"Two Turntables And A Microphone: The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay."[/article]
Don't miss 50 Cent on "Total Finale Live" on Sunday, airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV!