Published Mar 17, 2010Remember when Kanye West, A-Trak and so many others forged a new crossover between club music and hip-hop way back in 2007? Back then, 50 Cent was running his mouth and dissing the crossover appeal, even going as far as questioning Kanye's sexuality. Meanwhile, 50's most recent album, the dismal Before I Self-Destruct, was supposed to be his last, but was met with bad reviews and poor sales. Now, three years after club rap came and went, he's decided that merging dance music with hip-hop isn't such a bad idea after all.
Speaking with Dopemoney, 50 explains how he heard dance music in a club (shocker!) and decided he'd like to try it out for himself. "I went to a nightclub after-party," he explains. "It was different music after a while. The music they were playing before they were playing the music I created was more uptempo, more dance... I wanted to make a song like that, so I went into the studio. Because I'm travelling with my live band, I took the band with me and we sequenced it and recorded the actual record while I was out there."
As of now, the rapper has allegedly recorded three dancey rap jams for an upcoming album called Black Magic. "I won't allow myself to be placed in a box where I can only do one style, or do one kind of music. They should expect the unexpected on this one," he explains. "If they can understand how I enjoy different genres of music and different styles, for the people who have various tastes in music, they'll really like it."
Hopefully those potential listeners also missed the whole club rap movement from three years ago, otherwise this project will come off a little stale.