[twitter=50cent]50 Cent[/twitter] sat down with MTV and spoke on his forthcoming LP, Black Magic, which he expects to be released this summer. 50 states on the production side of the album, he will be working with Boi-1da, Alex Da Kid and the producer of Kanye West’s “Power” Symbolyc One (S1) as well as the usual suspects, Dr. Dre and Swizz Beatz.

“[Fans] should look forward to the actual album this summer, so I have to release something soon,” he said about when to expect the first single. “I’m not sure if I’ll make a full mixtape [beforehand]. That’s what I was doing when I was making collaborations with new artists: I was working with artists that wouldn’t exactly be my equal because they don’t have a successful track record. But at some point you have to make the decision to just be an artist and work because you enjoy the music and you think it’s a good idea, as opposed to it being someone of your caliber.”