50 Cent said going back in with Dre caused him to shelve most of his existing material in favor of working on new music. “It’s about 30 percent of what I had when I felt like I was finished,” Fif explained. “The production, Dre made a lot more of the music that’s on the actual album now. I rewrote some concepts.”

Tony Yayo told MTV News the album should be a classic.

“50 got some crack,” Tony Yayo said. “50 got some unexplainable records. He’s just waiting. The thing with 50, the n***a is addicted to being a perfectionist. He’ll wait. He’s not like these other n***as that gotta rush to make a album. 50’s got millions. The average artist is rushing an album because they want that advance money. They gotta pay their bills. Nah, that n***a’s good.

He won’t put out anything until sh–‘s right. You already know when he’s this quiet, he’s got a master plan. He’s got something up his sleeve.”