50 Cent Leaves Interscope Records
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.20.2014
G-Unit is heading to Capitol's Caroline...
Billboard reports that 50 Cent has left Shady/Aftermath/Interscope after 12 years. He is taking G-Unit Records to Caroline, an independent services division of Capitol Music Group. It is a worldwide distribution and services deal.
50 said: "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."
His past albums (Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis and Before I Self Destruct) will still be marketed and released by Shady/Aftermath/Interscope.
Eminem has said he supports 50's decision. He added: "Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance 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."
He will start his new deal with his album Animal Ambition, which will be released on June 3. Fans can preorder the album on March 18. After that date, he will release a new song and video each week before the album's release.
Caroline President Dominic Pandiscia 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. 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."