50 Cent Leaves Interscope Records, Will Release Next Album Independently
It’s no secret 50 Cent has had problems with label Interscope over the past few years. Going all the way back to 2011 are several delays on the release once called Street King Immortal (now Animal Ambition), with the rapper threatening to put the release out himself.
Now it sort of looks like he lived up to that promise. Announced yesterday, 50 Cent is leaving Interscope, which includes Shady Records and Aftermath, for Caroline.
Caroline itself isn’t entirely indie; it still has ties to Universal Music Group. It’s best known for putting out a handful of early releases from the Smashing Pumpkins and Hole in the 1990s, before both groups became huge.
In a statement, 50 Cent 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."
While Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine has yet to say anything, Eminem told the press that he’s still on good terms with Fiddy: “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."
Animal Ambition becomes available for preorder on March 18. New music and videos are expected to be released each week until the album officially drops.
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