The film — which isn’t autobiographical — aims to show the complexities of what 50 refers to as “urban life” in a new way: “When [movies] portray certain lifestyles they don’t show cause and effect,” he says. “But I showed characters under pressure in scenarios where they felt like there were no other options, even though there were.” He adds, “There are always options. People just usually start to see them while being incarcerated — for not seeing them in the first place.”
If you haven’t noticed 50 Cent has been making moves that exclude Interscope as much as possible. ather than scoring the film, which will also be called Before I Self Destruct, with music from the album, he’s writing an entirely separate score and bringing in unsigned artists to spit the vocals.