50 Cent’s Street King Immortal album has been delayed since 2011, but with the momentum going his way after reuniting with G-Unit this summer, 2015 may be the year it finally sees a release.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the hip-hop mogul discussed the project… and also talked about if he feels he’s immortal or if it would take being killed like Tupac or Biggie to reach that status.
“I don’t think they’ll replace me now,” Fif said. “Already my face is in the hearts of people who really love hip-hop music, and the culture’s growing to the point where you have people from all walks of life choosing it for their personal pleasure. So, it’s already there. I don’t think it’s going to take me being killed to compare me to Biggie or 2Pac. I am immortal.”
What about his place in the conversation of all-time greats? 50 believes that with his accomplishments, he’s earned it.
“Yeah, I’m cool. I know how I’ve come to things. It’s not ‘What have you done?’ but ‘what have you done for me lately?’ I’ve had eight records go platinum,” he says.
Later, he offers his opinion on Jay Z or Kanye referring to themselves as Gods.
“My album is called Street King Immortal, and at one point, being King of New York was everything. Hip-hop comes from New York City, so when you say ‘Street King,’ it actually works, it resonates, it’s a strong title. But they changed it, made it even bigger, about God himself — like when when Kanye calls himself Yeezus. And then Jay Z calls himself Jay-Hova .. A god instead of a king. That’s a little further than I would go.”
Read the full interview over at TheGuardian.com.