50 Cent

50 Cent50 Cent released his anticipated DJ Drama-assisted mixtape, The Lost Tape, this week … and now, he’s making sure he’s ready for the July release of his upcoming fifth studio LP.

Despite previous delays and release date announcements, Fif is hell bent at making the July 3rd date he revealed in March … no matter what! Label or no label.

“There’s a lot more business involved [in putting out an album] than the general public is aware of. And, that part causes the actual delay with Interscope,” 50 told AllHipHop.com in a recent interview. “I’m releasing my album July 3rd, whether is has commercial promotions or not.

“My birthday is July 6 and I planned for it. And, I’m doing everything that I planned to do, regardless if its huge airplay or not. I could care less, I’m putting the record out,” he continued.

With the pressures of music sales lifted, the hip-hop mogul says he’s been able to create music that he feels is closer to his heart.

“I don’t need a record to sell,” 50 said. “How much money you think I’ma make off record sales? You think I’ma sell 13 million records? Its starting to feel like that corner that I left.

“I ain’t going to keep sitting on the records. Even if everything ain’t in order. Album five will be out July 3 and they can wait another two years for me to give them another one.”

So you 50 Cent fans, you read it. July 3rd is the date, so here it comes.

Until then, you can download The Lost Tape over at MixtapePass.com.