50 Cent wears a lot of hats, especially in 2018. In addition to making music, he also produces and acts in the Starz TV series Power, hosts the BET comedy show 50 Central, and is starring in the upcoming mystery Den of Thieves. But in a new interview with the New York Times, 50 discusses everything from his sleeping regimen, to his work out routines. However, Curtis also assured the Times that his sixth and long-awaited solo album, Street King Immortal will see the light of day. "It’s as thrilling as my first [album]," he said.
It seems like his music career is constantly neglected for his TV and film work. He's been campaigning heavily for Power—he's currently shooting the fifth season—while also promoting Den of Thieves, even appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to discuss the movie.
Behind his producer desk, 50 also discusses who he's trying to sign, and where G-Unit is headed. "Right now, I’m considering a rapper called Leonard Grant. He’s been around for a while and is very talented but has never had a strong push behind him," Curtis noted.
Yet, he told the New York Times, that he's also constantly in the studio himself. "When I’m in the middle of recording an album, I could be in the studio until 3 or 4 in the morning," 50 said. He went on to add, "On most Sundays, I go into the studio to record my music and meet my producers there. There are no windows so it’s very easy to lose track of time. I could be there six hours and not even feel it."
It's been seven years since 50 first teased Street King Immortal, and almost four years since he released his last solo album Animal Ambition. Since 2014, the Queens rapper has only offered fans his seven-track 2015 mixtape The Kanan Tape.
You can read the whole New York Times interview here.