Jackson had similar commercial and critical success with his second album, The Massacre, which was released in 2005.He released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, in 2014 and is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal.Jackson tweeted that the album was "80 percent done" and fans could expect it in the summer of 2011.It was ultimately delayed a year due to disagreements with Interscope Records, with Jackson saying that he would release it in November 2011 The rapper planned to write a semi-autobiographical young-adult novel about bullying, different from his previous books which focused on his life and the rules of power.According to the book's publisher, the first-person novel (about a 13-year-old schoolyard bully "who finds redemption as he faces what he's done") He speculated to MTV News about not renewing his five-album contract with Interscope: "I don't know ...It will all be clear in the negotiations following me turning this actual album in.Jackson recalled the shooting: "It happens so fast that you don't even get a chance to shoot back .... I was looking in the rear-view mirror like, 'Oh shit, somebody shot me in the face!It burns, burns, burns.'" In his autobiography, From Pieces to Weight: Once upon a Time in Southside Queens, he wrote: "After I got shot nine times at close range and didn't die, I started to think that I must have a purpose in life ... Give me an inch in this direction or that one, and I'm gone".
Jackson explained the song's rationale: "There's a hundred artists on that label, you gotta separate yourself from that group and make yourself relevant".
After using a walker for six weeks, Jackson was fully recovered after five months. With business partner Sha Money XL, Jackson recorded over thirty songs for mixtapes to build a reputation.
When he left the hospital he stayed in the Poconos with his girlfriend and son, and his workout regime helped him develop a muscular physique. In a Hit Quarters interview, Marc Labelle of Shady Records A&R said that Jackson used the mixtape circuit to his advantage: "He took all the hottest beats from every artist and flipped them with better hooks.
Before I Self Destruct was released on November 9, 2009.
In a interview Jackson said he was working on a Eurodance album, Black Magic, inspired by European nightclubs: "First they played hip-hop which suddenly changed to uptempo songs, known as Eurodance".
After Jackson returned to the back seat of the car, another car pulled up nearby; an assailant walked up and fired nine shots at close range with a 9mm handgun.