50 Cent’s latest album 5 (Murder By Numbers) dropped last week for free online. Although 50’s new 10-track album wasn’t supported by his record label, Interscope, he decided to go on with the project by making it available for free through a digital download. BirthPlaceMag.com reports:

5 (Murder By Numbers) was at the root of conflict between 50 Cent and his Interscope record label, who apparently did not want to support the project as a release. 50 Cent decided instead to skirt the label, and release it anyway, without Interscope’s support, as a free album. The next official album release, necessary for 50 Cent to fulfill his contract with Interscope, is slated to be released in November, tentatively entitled Street King Immortal.

50 Cent, after initially promising the album earlier, pushed the release back to Friday at midnight (Friday is 50 Cent’s birthday). He tweeted that the album was a “birthday present” to himself, and posted the link to download the project from his ThisIs50.com website.

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