So after several false starts, 50′s new compact disc, Before I Self Destruct hits stores today. It’s actually bittersweet. Fif has gone on the record and said this is would be his final recording on Interscope Records before releasing a greatest hits compilation. So if this is indeed Curt’s last hurrah, let’s take ‘em back. Above is an article I saved from a summer 2002 issue of Rolling Stone. That’s right, I’ve been rocking with the kid 50 Cent since day one zero. At the time, 50′s buzz was boiling from his mixtapes and he was rumored to have signed with Shady Records for a million bucks. No chains, no flash. Just a 10 speed, a wife beater, and a plan. He got what he came to get. Smile, nigga.