50 Cent insists he would welcome a show-down with Jay-Z.

The 'Candyshop' rapper and the '99 Problems' hitmaker are both releasing new albums within two weeks of each other in September, but 50 says he'd be willing to take on Jay-Z if the dates got changed.

He said: "I wouldn't mind that, either. But it's just, the scheduling is different. Maybe he'll move back. ... Yeah, it'd be good."

It wouldn't be the first time 50 has been involved in a chart battle.

In 2007, he released his LP 'Curtis' at the same time as Kanye West's 'Graduation' and while Kanye's sold more, 50 says the real winner was the record industry.

He told MTV News: "People, you know, they love conflict," Fif said. "They love competition like that. And this is why it built so much energy for me and Kanye West when we came out on the same day, and in reality, we created the largest-selling week for hip-hop music. And at the end of the day, who loses?

"I tell you who wins: the Universal Music Group. The both of us are on Universal Music Group. So as long as you create the largest-selling day from there, it hasn't done anything to strain any of my business in any other way."