AllHipHop.com: Is there a new mentality that you have now? In particular with War Angel, you sound hungrier than normal.
50 Cent: Its more like the original 50 Cent music and it feels like just went I get a chance to relax and “do me,” that comes out. That comes out easy. That’s my first nature. That’s the actual, the character, what I have to be to get by in the environment I grew up in. to make that is not as difficult for me reaching… The records they were complaining about were the commercial records. Those [records] are work for me – to make the right ones. Obviously, over the last six years, I’ve been able to manage making the right records that work at radio and everywhere else commercially while you have that content that your core wants.
AllHipHop.com: How difficult is it to balance that though? Obviously, when you do a commercial record that is a smash it does take away from your base. Your base becomes unhappy.
50 Cent: Look what you just said. When you make a smash, it takes away from your base.