50 Cent has been all over the radio this week, as he promos his new BET series 50 Central.
At Ebro in the Morning, he discussed JAY-Z taking shots at Future, and who really killed New York Hip Hop.
On The Breakfast Club, 50 spoke on his good buddy Eminem, who is expected to drop his ninth solo studio album by the end of the year.
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Shady has been fairly lowkey since 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and has also been pretty mysterious with the new album's rollout. 50 thinks that's a mistake.
"You know what I want him to do, I just want him to come out," 50 said of the album rollout. "Because Em is like, he's from the period where not being available sustained your energy, and I don't think that that's necessarily how you have to sustain it now. Because as long as you stay current with things that are in front of you to sustain your relevance, you can just be there and people see you." "The visibility will make you matter, versus when you go away now, you gotta re-excite me completely," he continued. "Why should I be excited about this when I haven't seen him in lord knows how long?"The Marshall Mathers LP 2 did 792K first week on its way to going triple platinum in the U.S. Those are hard numbers to repeat in 2017 for anybody not named Adele, Taylor Swift or Drake.
By staying out of the limelight and keeping everyone guessing is Shady giving himself a chance to have another mega-selling album? Or do you think Fif is right and times have changed?
Jump to the 38-minute mark to hear Fif talk Em.
Of course, when 50 speaks of his old friend it's all love.