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While most artists struggle to put together one solid effort a year, 50 Cent continues to give fans tons of free quality music. His latest project '5 (Murder By Numbers)' was released via his website Thisis50.com. The street album serves as a warm up to his next official Interscope release 'Street King Immortal.'
"What I'm releasing right now is a part of me wanting music out during the middle of the summer," Fif told MTV News. "I had a plan for myself: I wanted to have the new record come out during my birthday. The artwork didn't matter that much, that's why it was so simple to me to use the number 5. Technically it wouldn't be album number 5, but everyone is waiting for my fifth studio album through Interscope, so I titled it that because it'll build interest in the actual project."
'Street King Immortal' will fulfill 50's contractual obligation to Interscope, but he is not worried about his label situation because he feels fans just want good music regardless of the label.
"I don't really need label support for this project," he said. "It's about the actual music, and I don't think people buy what record label you're on; I think they buy music or buy into the actual artist themselves."
50 added the he and Interscope are 100% on the same page now and he expects no problems with the release of his new album.
"They're in full support of me now. We cleared up audit issues. That's always an issue, when you get to the final album or the final requirement you end up going through the books with everything that you've done," he said. "Once those things are resolved, everyone is ready to get back to work, and that's where we're at."