Depending on who you want to believe, 50 Cent has been hinting at his Street King Immortal album since a 2011 interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The five years since have seen 50 embrace acting, a label change, and becoming a father again without the formal release of Street King Immortal. Based on the same Muscle & Fitness interview that found him taking jabs at the Fox show Empire, the oft-delayed album may end up being Fif’s swan song.
“I want to finish with that project,” 50 Cent said. “I don’t want to write another record after that. You know how some artists got to have confirmation that they’re right. I have that confirmation in fucking 35, 40 million [albums] that I already sold.”
It’s not as if the time between 2014’s Animal Ambition (An Untamed Desire to Win) and now have left G-Unit fans without any new music. However, the delay does follow a pattern fans have seen with the Kanan: Reloaded mixtape, which doesn’t appear to be coming anytime in the remaining weeks of 2016. DJ Whoo Kid and 50 hinted at a the release of new music in September. However, that project has yet to materialize this calendar year.
To 50’s point, the overwhelming commercial success of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and The Massacre check off a few boxes in the confirmation department. And with Power bringing in more and more ratings, 50 could be poised to focus on his television success instead of music.
The Season 3 premiere of the Starz drama set a new all-time high in July. According to Nielsen data provided to TVLine.com, the season opener brought in 2.26 million live and same day viewers. That number was a 55 percent increase over the previous Starz record holder, the Season 2 premiere of Outlander.
Complex has reached out to G-Unit for a statement regarding 50's last album and will update this story accordingly.