Monday, January 24, 2011

50 Cent officially leaves Interscope Records

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

When 50 Cent signed to Interscope Records, in 2002, he signed a very complex deal. The rapper was signed three labels at the same time. The deal also included Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. Following the release of Get Rich or Die Tryin', 50 Cent created G-Unit Records.

In 2004, 50 Cent also signed to G-Unit Records and released his second album through the label. 50 Cent has served as the flagship artist for both Aftermath and Shady during Eminem's hiatus. After the deal with Interscope went bad in 2007, 50 Cent demanded to leave the label.

Over the summer, G-Unit Records landed a new distribution deal with EMI Records. While the G-Unit imprint is off the label, 50 Cent is going through a process to leave Interscope. He left Aftermath Entertainment following the release of Before I Self Destruct. But, he was still signed to the Shady Records imprint. 50 Cent left Interscope Records during the summer of 2010.

Despite leaving the label, 50 Cent is still signed to Interscope Records through his deal with Shady. 50 Cent is currently negotiating to leave the label. Eminem is prepared for 50 Cent to leave as he has finally added the supergroup, Slaughterhouse, and he has also signed Yelawolf to the label. When he finally leaves the label, 50 Cent will join his G-Unit crew over at EMI Records. He will soon be off Shady/Interscope, but he has to keep the terms of the exit off Twitter.


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