“When you got a producer that has that kind of production track record, you even have to credit both Eminem’s success and my success to Dr. Dre as a producer. My first single off of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ — people constantly tell me it was a classic — was produced by Dr. Dre, ‘In Da Club.’ Without that momentum from that song, I’m not sure they would have taken to ‘P.I.M.P.’ the same way or ’21 Questions’ or any of the other hit records I released following that.”
-Multi-platinum rapper 50 Cent, discussing how much influence Dr. Dre has had on his ultra-successful career. Though the actual released date is in doubt (the rumors about the album dropping on April 20 have been established as false), it appears as though Detox will be showing up on the streets before 2011 has walked out the door. There are plenty of good signs, as the first single “Kush” has already premiered (along with a great video) and the second single “I Need a Doctor” (which features production by Alex Da Kid and some verses from Eminem) is about to drop any day.
Meanwhile, 50 Cent is also expected to drop an album this year (the hotly-anticipated Black Magic) and also has two finished films in the can (one called “Vengeance” that stars Danny Trejo and a second called “Blood Out” that is headed by Val Kilmer). He was recently spotted hanging out in Park City, Utah with the cavalcade of stars celebrating the Sundance Film Festival (which is where MTV News caught up with him).
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