Fresh off debuting a few of his newest cuts at this year’s South by Southwest, 50 Cent’s dive back into hip-hop has shifted into high gear. His new album, “Animal Ambition,” is slotted to drop on June 3, and to celebrate its pending release, 50 dropped the videos for “Hold On” and “Don’t Worry Bout It” on March 18. (A new song from the record is scheduled to premiere every week through May 20.) And if one album weren’t enough for 2014, 50 announced that his long-awaited “Street King Immortal” will come out later on in the year as well.
Sitting down with The Huffington Post, 50 spoke of his time in Austin, Texas, and how he opened his set with the song “The Funeral,” a track that popped up in conjunction with his recent Forbes interview. Because of his recent transition to an independent artist, “The Funeral” marked a huge moment in 50’s musical career.
“In the middle of the interview I was telling them how I can do things whenever I feel like it, and so I said, ‘You know what I’m going to do, I’m going to launch a song the day the article comes out,'” 50 said. “And to make sure people didn’t interpret it as a record I was trying to get up the chart, I gave them one that was 50 bars of me rapping. It didn’t have a chorus, it was just storytelling. It got a great response. Me just being able to release music that I feel is right for right now, ‘this is dope, put this out,’ is really cool. It changes the experience for me, man.”
To listen to “Don’t Worry About It”, click here.