50 Cent covers not one but five different editions of XXL‘s December 2011 / January 2012 issue celebrating the 5 faces of 50 Cent. The special covers are in celebration of the rapper’s 10 years in the game beginning from 50 Cent Is The Future in 2002.
XXL claim that his yet untitled 5th studio album is due in January, 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
“I don’t see what I fell in love with,” he says. “So now I gotta make music that reflects what N.W.A made. I have to make music that has the moments that Nas had. I have to make music that has what Biggie offered.” He also discusses his currently untitled 5th solo album: “For me, I’m still up against what I’ve done,” he says. “So in order to top it, I know it’s a difficult task. You know, I see the bloggers. My audience hasn’t grown with me. They keep saying, “Aw, man, I want the old 50!” ’Cause those people, it would take them on a safari. I was bringing them close enough to the animals, without being able to get hurt. I was taking them into my neighborhood, where you can very well get your ass killed.”
Rest of the covers after the jump.