Other than a few beefs with Rick Ross, Gunplay and Intescope Records, Queens rapper, 50 Cent, lately, hasn’t made much noise with his music. His last studio album was 2009’s Before I Self Destruct. Fans of 50 have been patiently waiting for a new album .
Well, now they can exhale, because 50 Cent has left Interscope Records and inked a deal with Caroline/Capitol Records. Today, 50, Eminem and record executives released these statements.
“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. 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.”
“Both myself and and Shady Records are grateful to play a part in 50’s career. Shady simply would not be what it is without 50 Cent. I’ve developed a great friendship with 50 over the years, and that’s not going to change. We know 50 will have success in his new situation, and we remain supporters of both him and G-Unit.”
Steve Berman, Vice Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M
“50 Cent is, and always will be, a marquee artist for us at Interscope/Geffen/A&M. We respect his decision to pursue this new venture and the next chapter in his career, and wish him nothing but the best. He will always be a part of our family.”
Caroline President, Dominic Pandiscia:
“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. 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.”
As far as an new album, the long awaited, Animal Ambition, will drop June 3. Fans can preorder the album on March 18.
Earlier this year, 50 released, “This Is Not Murder Not Music.” Click here to listen.
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