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.
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