What we have here is an end of an era. After constant delays and not having an album released in four years, 50 Cent is taking his ball and going home.
After 12 years with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, 50 and G-Unit announced they have left the label to go indie with a distribution deal through Caroline/Capitol/UMG. His first release will be Animal Ambition on June 3rd.
Here are the politically correct press release statements from 50 and Em.
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 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.
Now we’ll finally know if it’s Interscope’s fault 50 hasn’t been able to land a hit or not as the success of this venture will land solely on Curtis’ shoulders.