50 Cent Delays "Self Destruct" to February; Release to Include Movie DVD


New York, NY -- Superstar rapper

50 Cent

, who was originally slated to drop his fourth studio album,

Before I Self-Destruct

, on December 16th, has delayed the release till early 2009, due to an inability to complete the project in time to secure sufficient advertising and retail placement.

Fans will be happy to hear, however, that when the LP does drop, it will be accompanied by a free DVD of a full-length, original film directed by and starring Curtis Jackson himself. Also titled

Before I Self-Destruct

, the film will follow a city youth as he descends into a life of crime, seeking to avenge the shooting death of his mother.

Those who pick up the deluxe edition of the album will also be treated to a second DVD entitled

Two Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay

. The documentary film chronicles the life of the


pioneer, who became a close friend and trusted mentor to 50 early in his career.