50 Cent Changes Direction, Links With Kanye & Justin Timberlake On "Curtis"
Aside from Dr. Dre and Eminem production, 50 has usually abstained from resorting to big name producers on his LPs. Instead, the Queens, NY rapper has helped break upstart producers like Needlz and J.R. Rotem. But, this time around Fif reached out to a series of A-list producers.
"To make this album I used a whole different process. I left no stones unturned," Fif told the UK's Tim Westwood during a recent interview. "I been in the studio with Kanye West, Pharrell [Williams]. I got beats from Swizz Beatz. I got music from Polow [Da Don], will.i.am."
"I tried to see what they gon' offer me creatively," Fif continued. "If they had a direction that I hadn't already went in with the producers I was working with prior to working with them and it worked out." [Listen Here]
In addition to star-studded producers, Curtis is also set to feature Billboard juggernauts like Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Akon, Nicole Scherzinger (formerly of the Pussycat Dolls) and Em.
50 Cent's Curtis is scheduled to hit stores on June 25.