CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 24:  50 Cent performs during  the 50CT Live Concert Arrivals- 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at VIP Ro
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50 Cent has been toying with us through his latest project, 5: Murder by Numbers, for a while now. The album has been in the works for years and was originally slated to drop on iTunes only on July 3—which may have meant no label was interested in releasing the album. But fate has shifted the course of the project.

Interscope swooped in a few days before the release date to pick up 50 Cent's next album (out in the fall), not 5: Murder by Numbers, so 50 decided to release 5 as a free 10-track mixtape (although he's calling it an album). Why? Well, possibly to avoid selling a tiny amount of copies during his first week and losing label interest. But who cares, right? Free music!!!  

Download it here and let us know what you think of it in the comments!