(AllHipHop News) At one point last decade 50 Cent was ruling the Billboard album chart. Back in 2003, his major label debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ opened at number one with over 800,000 units sold first week. Ten years later, 50 is now less concerned about his group’s projects being big commercial successes.
Speaking with Billboard at the iHeartRadio Festival, 50 reflected on his first LP going diamond as compared to the sales climate in 2014.
“My first album sold 13 million records. If the chart mattered now, I’d quit,” joked 50. “Compared to that period, you can forget about it. The album they said was my worst album was the Curtis record, and Em just sold what I sold the first week on that album. His last album. It’s changing. It’s getting smaller and smaller.”
50 added that fans have not “lost interest” in great music. He and G-Unit are preparing to release the second half of their EP series. The crew dropped The Beauty of Independence in August, and they are scheduled to release The Beast Is G-Unit next month.
Watch 50 Cent and G-Unit’s interview below.