Last year was quiet on the music front for [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist] but the G-Unit superstar is looking to change that in 2011.
"I'm about 80 percent done with my new album," [article id="1656080"]he told MTV News over the weekend[/article] about his forthcoming LP, Black Magic. "It should be out this summer, I'm working on that. It's exciting; we'll see how everyone responds to that."
For the collection, [article id="1652162"]50 is expected to hearken back[/article] to his early projects, like the material from his debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
"The content had extreme aggression," he said of his first album. "What I offered on Get Rich or Die Tryin' was all the dysfunctional behavior I had seen all my entire life and I became the album to the general public."
The rapper's most recent project, 2009's Before I Self Destruct, became the lowest-selling album in the self-described "SoundScan Killer" 's career. Yet, as always, he remained relevant in part because of his business savvy, pushing Lloyd Banks' The Hunger for More 2 on the revamped G-Unit Records.
Banks, who worked with 50's former music rival Kanye West on HFM2, suggested late last year that the [article id="1652112"]G-Unit head and West could unite[/article] soon on record. And although there aren't any set plans for a collaboration, 50 has been following West's moves, in particular, [article id="1656095"]his joint album with Jay-Z[/article], slated to arrive this year.
"It should be interesting," Fif said of Watch the Throne. "When you've got two artists, it's a good combination, good collaborations should come out of it."
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