We go through the same ball n’ chain routine everytime a rapper is set to release a new album. “It’s better than I’ve ever been” they say. “It’s a classic” they boast. Knowing damn well the recording process was about as sporadic as their last consecutive string of hits. Now that 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct has a definite another tentative release date of November 17th, it’s time to let the hyperbole’s roll:
This record could potentially be the one to top Get Rich or Die Tryin’. I think it could impact as hard, but not necessarily sell as much.
Yeah, O.K you’re right Fiddy.
Here’s a bit of astounding morsel of fact for you. Sales = impact. If you do recall, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was the forebearer for the first-week numbers fascination Hip-Hop is currently suffering from. In 2003, whether the operator was a stone cold street goon or suburban blonde hair princess, you couldn’t breeze by a vehicle without hearing “High All The Time” blaring from the speakers — clear, cut evidence that “In The Club” had just finished playing. And not for nothing, it’s been pretty much established that his debut is worth the contents of the Smoke Shop.