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Before I Self Destruct
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Studio album by 50 Cent


9 November 2009




Hip hop




Shady Records/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records/Universal Music Group


50 Cent (exec.), Mark Batson, Tha Bizness, Black Key, DJ Khalil, Dr. Dre (also exec.), Dual Output, Eminem (exec.), The Futuristiks, Ty Fyffe, Havoc, Lab Ox, Nascent, Manny Perez, Polow da Don, QB da Problem, Rick Rock, Rockwilder, Team Demo, Team Ready, Vikaden

50 Cent chronology


Curtis (2007)


Animal Ambition (2014)

Before I Self Destruct is the fifth studio album by American rapper 50 Cent, released in 2009 on Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group. A feature film, also titled Before I Self Destruct, was also made, and is available within the album packaging. The album is 50 Cent's final release with Shady, Aftermath and Interscope.

The album peaked at #5 on the US Billboard 200, selling 160,000 copies in its first week. It received generally positive reviews from music critics. As of 2019, the album has sold 515,000 copies in the U.S. and 1,000,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "The Invitation" 50 Cent Fyffe, Jackson, Perez Ty Fyffe, Manny Perez (co.) 2:54
2. "Then Days Went By" 50 Cent Billy, Jackson, Withers Lab Ox, Vikaden (co.) 3:44
3. "Death to My Enemies" 50 Cent Batson, Elizondo, Jackson, Lawrence, Parker, Young Dr. Dre, Mark Batson 3:46
4. "So Disrespectful" 50 Cent Henderson, Jackson, Whitacre Tha Bizness 3:39
5. "Psycho" 50 Cent, Eminem Jackson, Lawrence, Mathers, Parker, Young Dr. Dre 4:45
6. "Hold Me Down" 50 Cent Davis, Groover, Jackson The Futuristiks, Team Ready 3:19
7. "Crime Wave" 50 Cent Bond, Fragala, Jackson, Witherspoon, Zacharias Team Demo 3:44
8. "Stretch" 50 Cent Jackson, Thomas Rick Rock 4:07
9. "Strong Enough" 50 Cent Hysaw, Jackson, Jones, McMurray, Ruelas, Sawyer Nascent, QB da Problem 3:02
10. "Get It Hot" 50 Cent Davis, Jackson Black Key 2:59
11. "Gangsta's Delight" 50 Cent Edwards, Jackson, Muchita, Rodgers Havoc 3:14
12. "I Got Swag" 50 Cent Frazier, Hutchinson, Jackson, Jolicoeur, Mercer Dual Output 3:34
13. "Baby by Me" 50 Cent, Ne-Yo Jackson, Jones, Smith Polow da Don 3:33
14. "Do You Think About Me" 50 Cent Jackson, Stinson, Washington Rockwilder 3:26
15. "Ok, You're Right" 50 Cent Batson, Jackson, Lawrence, Parker, Young Dr. Dre, Mark Batson 3:04
16. "Could've Been You" 50 Cent, R. Kelly Injeti, Jackson, Kelly, Rahman, Young DJ Khalil 4:20