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50 Cent's 'The Massacre' CD to Be Released Early

                Special Limited Edition Contest for Lucky Fans

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As a response to recent bootlegging, 50 Cent's "The Massacre" will now be released on Thursday, March 3, 2005. The new date puts the album in stores five days earlier than the original street date of March 8th.

"Fans want instant gratification, especially when they are fiending for my music. They'll even risk buying the wrong sh** from bootleggers. I want them to have the real thing as soon as possible," says 50 Cent.

Notes Steve Berman, Senior Executive, Marketing and Sales for Interscope Geffen A&M: "50 Cent is linked so closely to the streets, that we have to react quickly when his album surfaces illegally. The best way to combat piracy problems is by getting the real version into stores with all the exclusive content and special packaging that comes with it."

Two hundred and fifty thousand limited edition packages are being manufactured. The set will come in a special Digipack and will include a CD key that will unlock exclusive content including a bonus track, a trailer for 50 Cent's upcoming video game, Bullet Proof, and many uncensored photographs. In addition, 10 lucky fans will win G Unit clothing and footwear, Formula 50 Vitamin Water, a G Unit dog tag designed by Jacob the Jeweler plus autographed photos of 50 Cent.

"The Massacre" is executive produced by Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent and co-executive produced by Sha Money XL. The album features guest appearances by G Unit, The Game, Olivia and Jamie Foxx.

SOURCE Interscope Records

CONTACT: Yvette Gayle, +1-310-865-6278,, or Dennis Dennehy, +1-310-865-7934,, both of Interscope Records

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