(AllHipHop News) 50 Cent has always been an outspoken follower of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power. The Queens rapper may have called upon few of those laws – “court attention at all cost,” “crush your enemy totally,” & “master the art of timing” – for his latest move in music.
Fiddy revealed recently that his next studio album Street King Immortal will be released September 16th. The Source points out 9/16 is the same date former G-Unit member and longtime 50 rival The Game is dropping his next LP Blood Money La Familia.
If both albums’ release date remains unchanged, this will set-up an interesting sales battle between two emcees that have repeatedly thrown shots at each other over the years. Prior to 50 Cent announcing the date for his 6th solo album, Game seemed confident he would have the top-selling album the week of his release.
“Blood Money La Familia will be another #1 album,” said Game in a statement earlier this month.
50 is no stranger to album sales competition. He famously went head-to-head with Kanye West on September 11, 2007 when Ye’s Graduation outsold 50’s Curtis in first week units sold.
One year ago this week three rap stars dropped their albums. Kanye’s Yeezus, J. Cole’s Born Sinner, and Mac Miller’s Watching Movies with the Sound Off all hit retailers the same week. That three-way battle ended with each emcee/producer topping 100,000 units sold opening week.