Video: Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin”


via MTV

50 said that just because he’s got a song with a crooning chorus doesn’t mean he’s abandoned a street edge for his upcoming Before I Self Destruct LP.

“Not particularly this song, but the entire project … I meant for it to be a little harder and what I fell in love with about hip-hop and within hip-hop,” Fif said on the song’s video set Saturday. “I accomplished it. Before I Self Destruct is absolutely harder than Get Rich or Die Tryin’ or other projects in between. The Massacre had some real aggressive content on it, but there were other things I wanted to do, like ‘Ryder Music,’ ‘Baltimore Love Thing,’ ‘Build You Up,’ featuring Jamie Foxx. This project [Before I Self Destruct], I kept all of those things out of it. I just made it what I wanted it to be. This album is my album right now. It’s like the prequel to Get Rich — the things I missed on that project.”

Before I Self Destruct is slated for a November 23 release.


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48 Responses to “Video: Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin””

  1. verses Says:

    aggressive content

  2. nation Says:

    >> Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin”

    why are you listening to these lies

  3. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # nation Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    >> Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin”

    why are you listening to these lies
    ^^^^^^^^
    idk

  4. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    curtis first words as a baby was “aggressive content” ,”general public”, “harm realities”,”financial space” he hasnt learn any new words since then

  5. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    nation Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    >> Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin”

    why are you listening to these lies

    ^^^^

    I hope he is telling the truth, but i know its all lies

  6. mr. vengeance Says:

    im pretty confident that this album will be dope

  7. louisdondon1 Says:

    wheres young chris?

  8. verses Says:

    NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    curtis first words as a baby was “aggressive content” ,”general public”, “harm realities”,”financial space” he hasnt learn any new words since then

    ^^

    LMAO…

    *daps nov end*

  9. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    mr. vengeance Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    im pretty confident that this album will be dope

    ^^^

    I hope so to, yayo (jk)

  10. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    poor child….i dont think he lying about a “prequel to GRODT” i think hes enter rawse territory as far as delusions of grandeur he actually believes that when he says that…..thing is i could have sworn he was talking about going back to the GRODT formula prior the Curtis so if this fails whats he going to say then

  11. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    LMAO…

    *daps nov end*
    ^^^^^^^^
    verse whad up

    *daps*

  12. 456 Says:

    >> Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin”

    ^ also known as “american gangster”

  13. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # mr. vengeance Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    im pretty confident that this album will be dope
    ^^^^^^^^^
    it would probably be as dope as those gunit mixtapes but wont be listen to after 2-3 weeks

  14. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    poor child….i dont think he lying about a “prequel to GRODT” i think hes enter rawse territory as far as delusions of grandeur he actually believes that when he says that…..thing is i could have sworn he was talking about going back to the GRODT formula prior the Curtis so if this fails whats he going to say then
    ^^^^

    To be honest, this is re up time for 50, his last cd on contract, to be honest, i thought he wud drop the most pop/selling album he cud muster up, so he cud have a negotiating tool

  15. 45% Says:

    good try fif….still not cop’n your shit.

  16. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    456 Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    >> Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin”

    ^ also known as “american gangster”
    ^^^

    If 50 makes anything close to that i will be happy, if he has an album full of ghetto koran and 50 bars, i will be good to go

  17. verses Says:

    ‘Baby By Me’ is an expression of the harsh realities of fatherhood when your in the financial space of a multi-millionare, and this is what the general public wants to hear.

    Curits’ earlier single, “Get Up” is filled with aggressive content and speaks to the general public about the harsh realities of ‘getting up’ (none).

  18. sam maximus Says:

    not a supporter of curtis, but i’m pretty sure that…

    grodt > anything he’ll ever put out again in life.

  19. david blackham Says:

    before I bust a nut > Before I Self Destruct (II)

  20. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    weed has robbed French Montana of his ambition.

  21. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    gangster rap is losing interest in the hiphop spectrum…same way how r&b rap was when nelly and ja were on top of their games….people need now need SUPER dumb down rap songs or more thought provoking shit…curtis is in the middle ground its not super dumb down but it is FAR from thought provoking

  22. Jz Says:

    45% Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    good try fif…

    —————————–

    word, dude using false promises to try to reel people in. Nuh-uh.

  23. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # david blackham Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    before I bust a nut > Before I Self Destruct (II)
    ^^^^^^
    *dead*

  24. 456 Says:

    Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    456 Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    >> Curtis Says “Before I Self Destruct Is Like The Prequel To Get Rich or Die Tryin”

    ^ also known as “american gangster”
    ^^^

    If 50 makes anything close to that i will be happy, if he has an album full of ghetto koran and 50 bars, i will be good to go

    ^its the same concept: resolve the contradiction of being a pop gangster by putting all your aggressive content into the past tense.

  25. Kufi-Smacks Says:

    LMAO @ Verses…

    I will support 50… Hopefully Devin will come out…. wont be supporting any fake bloods this 4th quater and damn show not any Ex Anal Cavity searchers….

  26. Kufi-Smacks Says:

    Gucci and Wayne are both South so called gangster Rappers….

    just beacause Drake and Kanye have a lane don’t mean G rap is dying….

    i Guarentee Nipsey hussle will have a better debut album then Drake….

  27. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    Cormega: I’m just saying what’s wrong with rap. Everybody is glorifying the stupidity, they’re glorifying the derogatory treatment of women, everything derogatory is being highlighted and used to market hip-hop. And that’s what I am against. If you’re an upstanding citizen or you come from privilege, rap about that shit, because that might help bring about change. Like, Will Smith. Nobody was mad at Will Smith, we loved him for what he did. He never rapped about gangsta shit. What I am saying is everybody doesn’t have to be a gangsta rapper.

    ^

    truth. this is why Cudi wins cos dude is keeping it 100.

  28. 456 Says:

    truth. this is why Cudi wins cos dude is keeping it 100.

    ^and drake

  29. verses Says:

    To date, Curtis’ most aggressive content would be the ‘seminal classic’ Amusment Park. In the song, Curtis eloquently describes to the general public the harsh realities of amusement park rides, in particular the up and down motions of a roller coaster. The ever descpritive orator also warns of the financial space one may find themselves in during this up and down motion (nullus).

  30. TRUTH HURT SOMETIMES Says:

    FIF IS A LYING WHORE THAT JUST WANT YOU TO GO BUY THIS BULLSHIT TO PAY HIS BILLS . FIRST OFF HE CANT DO A PREQUEL TOO WHAT HE ALREADY LIVE UNLESS NOW U TALKING ABOUT “I GET MONEY” NOBODY CANT RELIVE WHAT THEY ALREADY DID UNLESS IT HAPPEN AGAIN BUT IT DIDN’T SO STOP TRYING FIF U STILL SUCK AND GOING TO ALWAYS SUCK . HAVE U FORGOTTEN FIFTY U IS NOT A ARTIST THAT CAN MAKE GOOD MUSIC ANYMORE . THE PAST IS THE PAST AND THE FUTURE IS THE FUTURE SO FIF LET IT BE PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!! PEACE

  31. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # Kufi-Smacks Says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Gucci and Wayne are both South so called gangster Rappers….

    just beacause Drake and Kanye have a lane don’t mean G rap is dying….

    i Guarentee Nipsey hussle will have a better debut album then Drake….
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    gucci and wayne are doinh remixes for mariah,fall out boy,madonna etc….i dont think wayne is in the gangster rap category nor gucci really

  32. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    ^and drake

    ^

    i dunno bought that nigga….

  33. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    lol @ verses

  34. sam maximus Says:

    what’s good with the moderation? got the kid feelin like rodney dangerfield. (n)

  35. Ghost Writer Says:

    I think this album will be dope….fif’s last two mixtapes were better than most albums recently…..some of you cats base your opinion from what other people say or think….smh….like I bet you never realized 50 was saying “aggressive content” until someone else pointed it out…..follower

  36. verses Says:

    …and who could forget the masterpiece ‘Candy Shop’, where Curtis’ aggressive content clearly explains to the general public the harsh realities of going to the candy shop and how he will let you lick his lolly pop (nullus), due to his financial space being most comfortable.

  37. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    if BISD isnt a seller(at least JayZ #’s) or isnt well received album from the rap critics/fans his rap career could be over Ja Rule status getting no label offers, begging FunkMasterFlex to spin his records, his name becoming a punchline in hiphop discussions

  38. Frank Says:

    I’m starting to question the direction Jeezy is heading with TM103. He done already passed TM101 status and showed with The Recession that he has grown as an artist, why revert back?

  39. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    if BISD isnt a seller(at least JayZ #’s) or isnt well received album from the rap critics/fans his rap career could be over Ja Rule status getting no label offers, begging FunkMasterFlex to spin his records, his name becoming a punchline in hiphop discussions

    ^

    1. his rap carrer been over
    2. Fif is too powerful and wealthy…if he wants to keep making music he will.
    3. he’ll keep himself relevant through other mediums

  40. verses Says:

    NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    …. his name becoming a punchline in hiphop discussions

    ^^^
    yo, his name is already a punchline in hiphop discussions…he did that to himslef everytime he opens his mouth and starts sounding like he read the blurb of some marketing 101 book.

  41. snoopy jizzy jizz Says:

    its funny how niggers always bring up drake
    and yeah i said niggers…
    cotton field ass dudes
    no shots

  42. CamLost Says:

    BISD > Cameron

  43. BooBoo Says:

    AAAAARGH!!!!! AGRESSIVE CONTENT!!!! ITSSS THE KID FIDDY!!!

  44. k-rob Says:

    why sooo many ppl sleep on the Massacre, that was a dope ass album. i guess alll you guys remember is candy shop and lil bit. fake asss hiphop niggas. same as TOS another banger that yall slept on.lol

    as or this album, i will cop this because the world wants to see if fif really still got it, by his last mixtapes i dont see how yall can doubt that

  45. chase Says:

    so hes obviusly admitting that his first album is his best work, we can all agree on that, but i think ive heard him say once before ” if you made that album for yourself you should of kept that in your house.”

  46. YOUNGSMOO Says:

    LMAOOO!! YALL NIGGAZ BE ON HERE WILDIN…HARSH REALITIES….AGGRESSIVE CONTENT…GENERAL PUBLIC…LMAO….SHITS MAD FUNNY….GIVE DA NIGG A BREAK..HE FROM THE HOOD DROPPED OUTTA SCHOOL…HE TRYIN

  47. mike Says:

    Curtis give it up. You’ve been saying the same fucking thing for the last 2 albums and yet every fucking one of your songs sounds the same… are you trying to see how many different ways you can say 187 or something? No one wants to hear your generic 187 fully loaded clip “aggressive content” bullshit. They want good music, with that classic 50 cocky as shit attitude. Notice how no one complained about 21 questions?

  48. White and on Nahright Says:

    21 questions sucked

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