The biggest moment of Hot 97 Summer Jam two nights ago was 50 Cent reuniting his old clique G-Unit on stage, something people were hoping but not really “expecting”. We have already heard their remix of HS87’s ‘Grindin My Whole Life‘ but will we get another album from the group? XXL caught up with the crew at the after party for the screening of 50 Cent’s new Starz series Power (watch first episode here) and asked them about plans for near future.
“[We] in the studio. Stay tuned.”
“Work in progress. We just put out the new freestyle today. Check it out.”
“We just sat at the table, and it happened—that’s it. It feels good. We’re brothers. There’s nothing we can’t work out. Brothers fight all the time. We just dropped a new record [yesterday]. We working. We just taking it one day at a time.”
“Being able to bring everybody out to actual shows is not difficult for me. I can do it. I have a compass, a moral compass that comes from my corner on 134th Street. We supposed to behave and respond to each other a certain way. We supposed to hustle to eat. We supposed to get what we supposed to get, not have things handed to us because nobody never gave me nothing. It may be my fault for enabling them at points. I expected them to continue to get what they want immediately. And then now having everybody back in the circle, the morale is great. They all ready to work. They been on ice long enough. So now you should expect [something]. You already got something new today. It didn’t take but a few hours after the show. Meltdown, it’s on now. It don’t take as much out of me as it takes for me to create a solo song than to create and participate in a G-unit record. We have so many moving parts on it and everybody got to show up.”
Producers Nascent & QB:
“Right now we’re working on the new 50, J. Cole, Wale and Count from L.E.P. Bogus Boys. The new album and also the new G-Unit project we‘ve been working on. We have a good relationship with them over there. We always send them new music, but that right now is a thing we’re focused on. We making sure we have our hand in that.”