While being interviewed about G-Unit's next mixtape, 50 Cent speaks on declining album sales and says "If The Charts Mattered Now, I'd Quit."
Among a bevy of much poppier artists, G-Unit performed at this past weekend's iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, and while backstage, the crew's de facto leader shared some of his thoughts on the gradual decline in record salesÂ we've seen in the past few years. 50 Cent began by talking aboutÂ The Beast Is G-Unit, the upcoming follow-up to the group'sÂ The Beauty Of Independence,Â and then said some rather surprising things about the state of the industry.
Speaking to Billboard, Fif pondered:
"You know what you gotta do to sell a million records now? My first album sold 13 million recordsâ¦ If the chart mattered now, Iâd quit. Now, compared to that period, you can forget about it. The album [of mine] to sell the worst was the Curtis record, and Em just sold [for The Marshall Mathers LP 2] what I sold the first week on that album. Itâs getting smaller and smaller as we go, but no oneâs lost interest in great music.â
Speaking onÂ The Beast Is G-Unit, he added:
âThe production has changed.Â Weâre going to start using some of the usual suspects for hits, at the present moment. [Fans] are going to feel the new energy connected to it."Â
Watch the full interview below.