50 Cent recently announced that he will end his twelve year relationship with the Shady/Aftermath imprint. During his time on the label 50 sold over 30 million albums, which includes his classic mainstream debut “Get Rich or Die Trying”, at this time Interscope stated that they will continue to market and release all of his solo albums that came out under Shady/Aftermath (The Massacre, Curtis and Before I Self Destruct). This separation doesn’t completely come as a surprise because for the last couple of years it was apparent 50 wasn’t happy at the label, in 2012 he stated:
“I have lost all faith in the team I’m on,” he said. “I have nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music…I’m going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote to focus on I’m not upset I’m just convinced this is not how I want to remembered.”
50 since leaving Interscope has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and service agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG, Caroline president Dominic Pandiscia recently said:
“We are thrilled to welcome 50 Cent and G-Unit to our family. 50 is simply one of the most accomplished and creative artists, and his plans for the future are as exciting and innovative as you can imagine,” said Caroline President Dominic Pandiscia. “I deeply thank him for his belief in our team and what we can do to help support his creative vision in the years to come. I’d also like to thank everyone at Shady/Aftermath and Interscope, particularly Eminem and Dr. Dre, for offering their endorsement and support of our involvement with 50 Cent and G-Unit. They’ve done an incredible job these past 12 years, and we’ve got a great legacy of label partnership to build on.”
50 Cent didn’t leave on a bad note though, in a statement he thanked Eminem and Dr. Dre for the opportunity:
“I have had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and I’d like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity,” 50 Cent said in a statement, as per Associated Press. “I’ve learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision.”
50’s next album “Animal Ambition” will be his first album under his new deal and is planned for release on June 3rd of this year.
AND of Course “This is WHAT’S HOT IN HIP HOP!
IF ITS NOT HERE ITS NOT HOT!