50 CENTâ€™S interest in hip-hop is â€œdwindling awayâ€.
The Candy Shop star â€“â€“ real name Curtis Jackson â€“â€“ says peopleâ€™s quest for money is starting to undermine the genre and he can barely recognise the reasons why he got involved anymore.
He said: â€œI think people are so conscious of the numbers theyâ€™re not being creative anymore.â€
Despite his disillusionment with the genre, the rapper â€“â€“ who has other ventures away from music, including fashion and movies â€“â€“ is looking forward to releasing his Before I Self Destruct album later this year, which boasts a number of collaborations.
He added to Billboard magazine: â€œWhen Wisin and Yandel sent the actual concept, I listened to it and the melodies completely fit me. It could be a song that I could do apart from them. So weâ€™re meeting on a ground that is completely comfortable for both of us. My duet with Justin Timberlake, for example â€“â€“ there is more compromise for me there.â€
â€œThe content is similar to what you can see from 50 Cent, but the actual rap, style and cadence is different. But when I go into the song with Wisin and Yandel I didnâ€™t even have to make those cadence changes.â€
â€œWhen these guys finish mixing Iâ€™ll finish making the decisions. People look at my projects as if itâ€™s only 50, but itâ€™s really 50 Cent up to Dr Dre and Eminem standardsâ€. â€“â€“ Entertainment.stv.