Before I Self Destruct was released on November 9, 2009.
In a interview Jackson said he was working on a Eurodance album, Black Magic, inspired by European nightclubs: "First they played hip-hop which suddenly changed to uptempo songs, known as Eurodance".
According to the book's publisher, the first-person novel (about a 13-year-old schoolyard bully "who finds redemption as he faces what he's done") He speculated to MTV News about not renewing his five-album contract with Interscope: "I don't know ...
It will all be clear in the negotiations following me turning this actual album in.
In the hospital Jackson signed a publishing deal with Columbia Records before he was dropped from the label and blacklisted by the recording industry because of his song, "Ghetto Qu'ran". They then got into all the markets on the mixtapes and all the mixtape DJs were messing with them." Jackson's popularity increased, and in 2002 he released the mixtape Guess Who's Back? He then released 50 Cent Is the Future backed by G-Unit, a mixtape revisiting material by Jay-Z and Raphael Saadiq.
He signed Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck as members of G-Unit, and The Game was later signed in a joint venture with Dr. In March 2005 Jackson's second commercial album, The Massacre, sold 1.14 million copies in its first four days (the highest in an abbreviated sales cycle After The Game's departure Jackson signed Olivia and rap veterans Mobb Deep to G-Unit Records, with Spider Loc, M. P., 40 Glocc and Young Hot Rod later joining the label, who all eventually departed the label.
He began boxing at about age 11, and when he was 14 a neighbor opened a boxing gym for local youth.
Jackson recalled the shooting: "It happens so fast that you don't even get a chance to shoot back .... I was looking in the rear-view mirror like, 'Oh shit, somebody shot me in the face! In his autobiography, From Pieces to Weight: Once upon a Time in Southside Queens, he wrote: "After I got shot nine times at close range and didn't die, I started to think that I must have a purpose in life ... Give me an inch in this direction or that one, and I'm gone".
(behind Kanye West's Graduation, released the same day).
On the September 10, 2008 episode of Total Request Live Jackson said his fourth studio album, Before I Self Destruct, would be "done and released in November". Dre for Before I Self Destruct, on May 18, 2009 and was scheduled to appear in a fall 2009 episode of VH1's Behind the Music.
During the mid-1980s, he competed in the Junior Olympics: "I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too ...
I think rappers condition themselves like boxers, so they all kind of feel like they're the champ." and brought guns and drug money to school.