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50 Cent is taking his time with his forthcoming fifth studio album. The G-Unit boss is following the lead of Eminem and Dr. Dre by not putting pressure on himself to finish the project by a certain deadline.
"This is the first time that I've recorded and I haven't put pressure to release at a specific day. I've been on the shot clock the entire time. Dre and Em — I mean Dre's record hasn't been out in 11 years, so when you talk about perfection, it's gotta be crazy, right?" he told MTV News.
Eminem took five years off in between the releases of Encore and Relapse. Meanwhile, Dre is still putting the finishing touches on Detox. the follow up to 1999's Chronic 2001.
"I think that provides additional pressure for [Dr. Dre] that it's taken this long," 50 said. "And in Em's case he has high standards too. You wouldn't believe how many times he records the records that you hear. He's done it over and over and over and over to make it sound like the way that he feels it's supposed to sound."
At this point in his career 50 wants to make sure his music stands the test of time.
"I understand it now because all the material that I put out is gonna be here longer than I am," he said. "So I'll be dead, I'll be gone, and the material will still be here to influence new artists moving forward."