50 Cent’s Exclusive BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT Album Pre-Order Launches on iTunes

PR NEWSWIRE50 Cent’s highly explosive fourth studio album, Before I Self Destruct, is available for digital pre-order beginning today exclusively on iTunes (www.itunes.com). The iTunes consumers who pre-order the album will instantly receive the hit single “Baby By Me” featuring Ne-Yo. With the pre-order fans will also receive two bonus tracks (Man’s World and Flight 187), the Before I Self Destruct film, the documentary “Two Turn Tables And A Microphone: The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay,” as well as exclusive photos, animated package artwork and many more surprises.For the BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT album, 50 Cent returned to working closely with Dr. Dre and Eminem as he did on Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, his first official album. With Dr. Dre and Eminem producing and guesting, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT is darker and harder than 2007’s Curtis, as shown by the grimy single and video to “OK, You’re Right” (produced by Dr. Dre), which was released earlier this year. In early September, 50 released the hit single “Baby By Me” produced by Polow da Don (Fergie, T.I., Ludacris). BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT continues 50 Cent’s phenomenal rise from street culture hero to pop culture icon.

Inspired by 50 Cent’s latest album of the same title, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT is a gritty 90-minute film, written, directed and starring Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent). The film 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 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.

“Two Turntables And A Microphone: The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay,” is a documentary about 50 Cent’s late mentor and friend. Hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC gave 50 Cent his first big break in music by signing him to JMJ Records in the late 1990s. In fact, 50’s first official recording was an appearance on a 1998 JMJ-produced Onyx album and Jay produced 50 Cent’s first, though unreleased, album. 50 Cent executive produced the documentary and appears in the 85-minute film, along with Rev Run, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, and others.

BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT will release in stores on November 23, 2009