The Queens-bred rapper reportedly scrapped an earlier version of the album, titled Black Magic, last year. Now, he’s ready to release his fifth studio album, despite the lack of a single, or title. “[Business ventures are] how to sustain a longer career. Because hip-hop culture has a little attention span. So, forget what you’ve done in the past. It’s, what have you done for me lately? I got an album that’s coming out,” he said. “It’s on schedule now for the fourth quarter. So I’m ready to get it together. Early December,” he told Global Grind last week.
The announcement of a new album was nothing compared to the declaration he made last week in a PSA on his Web site. The G-Unit leader addressed issues of poverty, greed and corporate corruption, saying he will stop at nothing to affect change in the world.
“People don’t seem to care anymore. People seem to have distanced themselves from other peoples’ problems. They have been programmed not to care,” he said. “There are 1 billion plus people living in extreme poverty,” he notes. “ You don’t know if your getting your next meal, no shelter, no medical. You have no chance of hustling your way out of it.”