50 Cent taps Dr. Dre, Eminem for 'Curtis'


NEW YORK -- Rapper 50 Cent has Dr. Dre, Eminem and Timbaland in his corner as producers on his new album, "Curtis," due June 26 via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope. First single "Straight to the Bank" recently debuted at No. 21 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart.

According to the label, "Curtis" also features guest turns by Eminem, Akon, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls. A track list has yet to be announced.

The new album is the follow-up to 2005's "The Massacre," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.