50 Cent recently headlined the Festival de Casablanca 2011 in Morocco in front of 65,000 people, and after the show Fif did a press conference where he spoke on many topics including his forthcoming, still untitled, 5th studio album.
As 50 spoke on his album, (around the 12 minute mark of the video), he explained:
“I’ve worked longer on this album than any of my other projects. I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate the things that I created initially, and go back and revamp things and change things around a bit.”
As Fif continued, he states:
“Both Em and Dre have had opportunities to critique themselves, when I was always on the shot clock. So this time, I get a chance to really make sure I feel like it’s going to be the right music for this time period.”
50 added around the 13:00 mark in the video:
“My material comes from my actual experience. In a lot of ways, the things that I’m saying, it doesn’t necessarily reflect my mind state at the time, but my first album had all of the dysfunction that I was being exposed to. It went on to be the largest debuting Hip Hop album, selling 12 million records. The task of recreating that came up. So I had to figure out new ways to write things or new portions of my experience to create music based on those things. Now, this album, it’s more creative, I feel like, because I’ve’ had to find things away from those things that I’ve done continuously.”
Watch 50 Cent’s full press conference below where he touches on other topics beside his album, such as feeding billions of people in Africa over the next 5 years and a lot more: