Before I Self Destruct is darker and harder than last year’s Curtis. 50 Cent wrote much of the album while he, as Curtis Jackson, was also penning the 90-minute film of the same name that would be his directorial debut.
The film Before I Self Destruct is a coming of age story about an inner city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, Clarence (played by Jackson) is consumed by revenge and takes up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother.
“My film captures the harsh realities that reflect so many communities today. There will be some who will greatly identify with the characters and the situations presented and then there will be others who may be shocked at the struggles that go on in the inner city,” states 50 Cent. “I made the film for both groups.”
As much as I feel 50’s time was officially up after he lost out to Kanye last year, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in the film. The plot, though done over many a time, sounds pretty interesting.
The album hits stores December 9th, with the movie due in theatres 4th quarter too.
Will you be checking for ‘Before I Self Destruct’?