Trying his hand at directing, 50 cent unleashes a 90 minute film along with his fourth album, "Before I Self Destruct" on Decemberr 9, 2008. The bonus DVD is a feature-length film written, and also starred in by 50.
Working with Dr Dre and Eminem, 50 Cent returned to the way it was when he recorded his first album. The DVD/CD package is proof that 50 Cent is one of hip-hop's most aggressive about getting the streets a platform.
Coming on stronger than last year's "Curtis," "Before I Self Destruct" in both formats, is reflective of many harsh realities in global communities and features Dr. Dre and Eminem as producers and guests on some tracks.
Before I Self Destruct, both album and film, continues 50 Cent's phenomenal rise from street culture hero to super stardom. 2003's Get Rich Or Die Tryin' sold 872,000 units in the first four days of its release, making it the fastest-selling debut disc in the SoundScan era (since 1991). The #1 Pop, #1 R&B/Hip-hop album was the biggest seller of 2003 and has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.
2005's The Massacre, again #1 Pop, #1 R&B/Hip-hop, was the second biggest-selling album of that year and has sold more than nine million copies worldwide. With the album's "Candy Shop," "Disco Inferno" and "How We Do," 50 Cent became the first solo artist in Billboard history to have three singles in the Top 5 in the same week.
2007's Curtis reached #2 Pop and #2 R&B/Hip-hop, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Three tracks reached the Top 40 of the Hot 100: "I Get Money," "Ayo Technology" and "Straight To The Bank." Time magazine named "I Get Money" one of "The 10 Best Songs of 2007."
50 Cent continues to build his massive entrepreneurial empire that includes video games, books, clothing, footwear, beverages and personal care products.