50 Cent’s Got Soul For New Album

50 tells Rap-Up that he’s drawing inspiration from Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield for his new album, Black Magic. Mercy, mercy me.

How would you describe your latest direction?
It’s still got a soulful vibe to it and that’s why I called it Black Magic. I had some Marvin Gaye-inspired stuff, some things that content-wise would feel like something Curtis Mayfield would do from my perspective, and just the choices of how the cadences on the records were like performance music that they did in the past. It feels brand new. If I didn’t tell you it was inspired by that, you wouldn’t know that I got it from that. I didn’t say the same things that they said; it’s just my perspective on what they offered.

Previously: 50 Cent Explains Black Magic

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  • E_

    He Creates His Best Material On Soulful Beats.

    Many Man
    Hustlers Ambition
    Ryder Music
    When It Rains It Pouts
    Etc.

  • obiu akbar

    im really rootin fir 50 cos he is like d underdog right now. 50 just do u

    obiu akbar

  • blaqscorpio

    lol, ok…

  • Nipsyfire

    @obiu akbar
    im with you 50 is a great artist and had 1 really bad album and that kind off ruined him,i think he definatly got the capibilities of making another classic lbum like GRODT because BISD was a god album apart from poor shit like dont think about me baby by me and all the poor shit towards th end of the album

  • http://justdc.wordpress.com justdc

    ooooooooook!

  • Werd

    I think i’ll always root for this guy. He just epitomises the American Dream.

  • FREEWAY RICKY

    I LOVE 50, BUT HE’S OLD NEWS. SHADY/DRAKE/WEEZY/JAY/KANYE IS WHAT PEOPLE WANNA HEAR. NOT SOUL FOOD.

  • Seemoregan

    I will always ride for Fif. The concert at UIC Pavillion on Sunday was dope. That nigga has a great set and hits for days. It wasn’t sold out but 9K ain’t bad when you don’t have hits on the radio in heavy rotation. So disrespectful is hard when performend live. I think he’s smart to tour alone and have people show up in spot dates. He gets to keep all the money for his company.

    As far as being the underdog. I know he’s glad to be back there with money.

  • Midnite!

    GGGGG GGGGG G-UNIT!!!Get yours 50!!

  • rickybawse

    @ freeway ricky

    i think if you could actually read he’s not saying its going to be fuckin soulful crooner shit. more hustlers ambition type shit or just lyrics based on soulful shit

  • rickybawse

    @ B.dot

    how do yall put those excerpts from interviews/articles in scripts like that?

  • Rhyme

    If its anything like “I Gotta Win” from the War Angel LP, shit gone be crackin.
    We need another “Sincerely Yours Southside” type of tape.

  • K.o.D

    50 CENT > DRAKE
    THANK ME LATER = FLOP

    HATE ME NOW!

  • E_

    @K.o.D

    Word

  • billz

    im not sure, 50 for me should stick to making money other ways, movies and all that stuff, with music im not sure, it will create a little excitement but after that nothing, anyway its all good

  • Seemoregan

    @K.o.D

    co-sign that statement. I like drake as an artist due to So far Gone and Room for Improvement but I’m tired of niggas comparing him and his buzz to 50 in 03′. Very different artist and very different buzzes. Compare Drake to Kanye.

    Hopefully 50 can cause the shift again like he did in 2003 and dmx did in 98′. Don’t appeal to the masses like Jay-Z, make them shift back to you. Make niggas feel comfortable to dress like striaght men again and wear regular clothes.

  • Toya

    Whatever makes you happy, Fif.

  • http://lukescorner.ning.com Albany4life

    @E—u hit the nail on the head

    People conveniently forget about such works of art by Fif and wanna bring up Candy Shop to get their hate on.

    Drake’s album will do big numbers, but is he making any music for the streets or str8 men period” HELL NOOOOOOOOOO

  • Drucifer1983

    I agree with dude at the top, 50’s best Music has always been over Soul Samples, too baad fif never got a hold of Blueprint Era Just Blaze, Kanye and Bink tracks……

    Get Rich Or Die tryin soundtrack CD is actually my favorite G Unit related CD, beats were old school and content was gutter

  • Mega

    50 Cent is done in the rap game. Nobody wants to hear him. He alienated too many of his fans with his constant beefing with other artists, only to get shown up by both Kanye and Rick Ross. 50 put his foot in his mouth pretty much. lol.

    We don’t care about your rap 50!

    STFU and Make your Vitamin Water money!!

  • LOL

    Nice, looking forward to the album or hearing some of the material.

  • B.Dot

    @rickybawse

    use the quotation option in wordpress

  • K.o.D

    ^ OFFICER RICKY MARTIN IS OVER…

    HATE ME NOW!

  • JohnBlack

    @B.Dot

    Will RR ever allow html tags for formatting ?

  • E_

    Classic Album On The Way

  • NICKEY BLACK

    what people seem to 4get is that it was’nt the music that hurt 50, it was the lack of skills. no showing of improvement in lyrics. just very basic rhymes and mostly muderistic, a lifestyle a man worth 500 mil does’nt live anymore.

    @ seemorgen, he says Jayz appealed to the masses but neglecting the fact that Jay and possibly Kanye are the prime reason we have artist coming out trying to be lyrical and impressive. peepo like J COLE, DRAKE, LIL WAYNE when he was really going in and meanwhile we had 50 being the big bully and dictating how things should be in hip hop, coming at Jay and Kanye and both times it backfired. The key of staying above and relevant is skills, ask Eminem. Em’s fans spoke out and said his skills were lacking and his new accent was terrible. Em heard the fans and promised to deliver. 50 didnt really pay attention to his fans when fans started saying his rhymes are becoming predictable, repetitive and mediocre. BISD could have been massive if only he stepped his lyrical game up.

    If he rhymes the same way on using soulful beats again, he will relive the same results. The object of hip hop is to always stay sharp, something JAYZ been doing since REASONABLE DOUBT. I’ve spoken now you can hate on the truth.

  • herbsaac

    “Em’s fans spoke out and said his skills were lacking and his new accent was terrible.”

    Sorry but that accents are a minor thing for me.. THe raps were courageousw and on point.. Never lacked any skills

  • E_

    @NICKEY BLACK

    BISD Was Lyrical Bro,

  • Fat Boy

    @herbsacc. Yea Trust me Eminem never ever will lack skill…the accents were minor…and now is a after thought….Shady is back…..I Hope 50 is able to make a comeback

  • petey wheatstraw

    nicky black, u dead wrong….what hurt fif is the mc hammer syndrome. OVER EXPOSURE.

  • NICKEY BLACK

    @ E lyrical how? or do you mean lyrical enough for 50? cause on some gangster tip KOOL G RAP is lyrival but peepo like you will never youtube “wanted dead or alive” or “ILL STREET BLUES” or “ROAD TO THE RICHES” to fully grasp what lyrical gangsterism feels like. BIG L was a lyrical gangster and the 2nd best at it. Kool G was 1st. 50 use to be a monster with it and BISD does’nt compare at all to 50 old shit. So if i gotta choose and buy 50 old album i would cause his present material does’nt even match the caliber he once delivered.

  • E_

    @NICKEY BLACK

    Have You Listened To “Before I Self Destruct” ?

  • Real Talk

    50cent is trash an he shouldnt pollute the rap game wit more of his trash….. i havent liked this dude since get rich or die tryin.

    yall can hate my opionion but truth shall be told soo all u up north niggas can go head an start hatin

  • E_

    @Real Talk

    So Since “GRODT” You Haven’t Liked Any Of His Material ?….lol,

  • Real Talk

    Hell naw! 50 aint shit an Gunit aint shit…..
    i cant make it thru a fifty track without damn near barfing

  • rickybawse

    @b.dot

    cool thnx

  • NICKEY BLACK

    @E yes i heard BISD and i wasnt impress, truthfully TERMINATE ON SITE was way BETTER. As a unit they all went in but when it came time for 50’s BISD was’nt impressive, the most shocking element was seeing my Dog RKELLY on the album and i thought could have been you was dope and alot of peepo hated it.

    I think 50 should just make songs or albums for the ladies, especially when the only 2 singles that mangae to do more justice than harm were RnB HIP HOP records. Cuz to impress real niggaz with rhymes you got to come with it and for a man who sold 12mil to 9mil to 4mil and then 500,000 means a whole lot E, you cant deny the fact that 50 lost 11,500,000 fans and thats gotta hurt. Dont say its the economy cuz Em went 2mil and more on relapse and Jay is almost 2mil on BP3. It was 50’s rhymes, attitude and played out gimmick that has him at the starting line again.

    He needs to focus on Banks and sign and concentrate on my dude BLACK ROB! SHA MONEY XL KNOW THE DEAL.

  • E_

    @NICKEY BLACK

    The max Hip-Hop artist can sell nowadays in u.s is 2mil.

  • http://Myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    Even If the music Is good he still wont sell..Fifs mainstream time is up..

  • E_

    @PITRI

    ROFL

  • Post no billz

    Its sooo cliche when rappers say “my next album is real soulful”.. So what the other albums u made had no soul or what?

  • MHarstad

    I love Fif on soulful beats..I hope he comes with some heat

  • Interscope Employee

    50 on soulful beats = classics

  • Suburban Caka

    I loves me some Fiddy

  • Max Kadee

    Mannnnnn. 50 shouldn’t listen to none of the negative shit on this board. Dudes talking bout impressin niggaz. Mannnnn fuck impressin niggaz. Do you. Make the music you feel. Continue to get your money the best way you can, and call it a day.

    Fuck all that other shit.

  • http://www.pottstreet.com Gusto

    I’m looking forward to this album for real, BISD was some of hardest shit out in a long time and this Black Magic sounds like it’s gonna be even better… I agree with dudes up top, Fif makes his best music on that soulful, hard, grimy, hip hop shit. The Get Rich soundtrack was phenomenal with the hard but soulful beats.

    Good to see some folks on here weren’t just bandwagon cats too. Dude is living the broke everyday mans dream and I respect how he came up.

    Peace.

    G

  • az5lyrics

    CURTIS FLOPPING ASS IS DONE
    HOV THE G.O.A.T

  • IM GETTIN HEAD FROM A DIRTY LATINA

    SOUNDS LIKE A KANYE ALBUM. LOL FIRST JA RULE STYLE WAS STOLEN, NOW YE. WHITE PEOPLE SAW YOU WRITE A BOOK. THATS LIKE KRYPTONITE TO A “REAL NIGGR” THEY’LL TOLERATE THE DRINKS, SNEAKERS, CLOTHES, CONDOM SELLING, AND CALOGNE. BUT HAVE TO DRAW THE LINE AT WRITING BOOKS.” NIGGRS DON’T WRITE BOOKS EEEW HE’S A SELL OUT” CURTIS CAN READ MOMMY, TAKE MY NIGGR BACK, I WANT A DIRTY SOWF ONE. WAAAAH!

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  • chitlin coon

    YOU GUYS ARE FREAKIN CLUELESS!! JUST LIKE THE BOONDOCKS HAVE POITED OUT, 50 WAS A GIMMICK..SORRY YALL..HE IS never HAVING A HIT ALBUM AGAIN. I MEAN HIS LAST ALBUM SOLD LIKE 160K THE FIRST WEEK…thats just awful… DONT SING THE LEAK SONG EITHER CUZ IF IT WAS HOT HIS FANS WOULDA BOUGHT IT…and who the hell does the “ggggggunit” anymore???? yall niggas stuck in the past !

    OH WELL! SOUTH STILL WINNING AND 50 STILL LOSING WITH NO TIES TO THE SOUTH. SORRY!(not)

  • koa29

    That “Smile” track was on a soulful beat and imo it’s one of his best. Really lookin forward to this album… Im always lookin for Fif to win

  • koa29

    smh…why is everyone that’s popular in hip hop/rap a “Gimmick” ?

    if you sayin that…then shit…Boondocks is a fuckin Gimmick. Niggas making fun of niggas… Aint too original, b

  • Bogart4017

    Please. You have to HAVE a soul before you can interpret soul. Please.