50 Cent is not going to release his fifth album, Street King Immortal, anytime soon. Even though he’s been working on it since 2010—and even though he hasn’t released a proper album since 2009’s Before I Self Destruct—he is in absolutely no rush to put his next project out. “I don’t really need the money off of the record,” he told MTV late last week. “I want the record to be right. I’m not doing it without a plan; I’m not putting it out like that.”
That has us worried. If Fif waits much longer, he might be forced to shelve the album forever. Even worse, he might be forced into an early retirement, because it’s a tall task to disappear from the rap game for more than five years and then make a comeback. That got us to thinking about how much we don’t want to see 50 fade into obscurity. He’ll always have his business deals and his side projects, so we’ll obviously still hear from him if he stops making music. But we don’t want 50 to remove himself entirely from the music industry just yet. Here are the 5 reasons Fif should stick around.