Everything eventually comes to an end, and the relationship between rapper 50 Cent and Interscope has actually gone on a little longer than many expected. He is taking his G-Unit Records independent and is doing away with the Universal-backed label that help put his career into the stratosphere. 50 recently signed a global distribution deal with Caroline/Capitol/UMG, under which his new Animal Ambition offering will be released in June. The new deal was announced by way of press release. Interscope says they still have nothing but love for the artist also known as Curtis Jackson.
“50 Cent is, and always will be, a marquee artist for us,” said Steve Berman, Vice Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M. “We respect his decision to pursue this new venture and the next chapter in his career, and wish him nothing but the best. He will always be a part of our family.”
Eminem had nothing but praise for him as well.
“Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance to play a part in 50′s career,” he said in the statement. “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.”
50 Cent is wasting no time getting his new endeavor up and running. He just released the single "Funeral." Check out the video below.