Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson spent much of his early life yearning for a record deal with one of the major labels. After a run with Universal-backed Interscope that began in 2003 and saw him sell over 30 million albums, he’s spent much of the past few years itching to leave.
Yesterday, he got his wish: he’s departing the label that launched his career to forge ahead as an independent artist. He has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Caroline/Capitol/UMG for G-Unit Records and his own releases, beginning with Animal Ambition, due out on June 3rd.
“It’s freedom to invest in your own ideas,” he told FORBES in his first interview since the news broke. “If ever I had a horse that I was betting on at the track, I’d like to be the horse. Let it be me, goddammit, because I’m going to run as hard as I can.” Read More
50 Cent has definitely proven that he has Animal Ambition, which is also the name of his upcoming album set to be released on June 3rd. The album will be released through 50 Cent’s new venture with Caroline (a branch of Capitol Records).
The first release from this album is a music video for the track “The Funeral.”
We’re actually surprised that business-minded 50 Cent hasn’t done this sooner: he’ll leave his label and go independent.
The “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’” rapper announced he’s parting ways with his longtime record label Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records, and Eminem‘s imprint, Shady/Aftermath. And he’s taking G-Unit Records with him. Read More
J. Cole releases a video for “She Knows” from his sophomore album, Born Sinner. The record features Amber Coffman and Cults.
This movie-video follows 2 young men as they cut school. Their journey consists of being chased by the cops and witnessing a cheating mom played by actress Rochelle Aytes and making it back to school by the final bell.