This has been a long time coming and I don't think much us of are surprised by this. Over the past few years 50 Cent has been very vocal about the lack of follow through Interscope has displayed with his more recent projects.
More recently we've seen a few false starts for 50 Cent, his original album which was going to be called Street King immortal never saw the light of day, then it was the Animal Ambition album which is also past it's due date. Throughout last year 50 Cent had singles with Adam Levine, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar but no album release date.
With the recurring issues, Fif has decided to pack it in and the imminent departure is now official.
50 Cent has officially announced his departure from Interscope Records. After 12 long successful years and 30 million records sold, from which we have gotten albums like Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ and The Massacre.
Within the same announcement 50 also announced that he will be moving his G-Unit brand to Capitol Music Group under their Independent Services Division known as Caroline. Capitol and Caroline are both under the label umbrella over at Universal Music Group.
In other words, 50 Cent is now an independent artist.
His first line of business as a new indie artist is to finally release that Animal Ambition project we've been waiting on.
It will be available for pre-order on March 18th and comes with two tracks upon your pre-order.
Caroline President, Dominic Pandiscia:
“We are thrilled to welcome 50 Cent and G-Unit to our family. 50 is simply one of the most accomplished and creative artists, and his plans for the future are as exciting and innovative as you can imagine. I deeply thank him for his belief in our team and what we can do to help support his creative vision in the years to come. I’d also like to thank everyone at Shady/Aftermath and Interscope, particularly Eminem and Dr. Dre, for offering their endorsement and support of our involvement with 50 Cent and G-Unit. They’ve done an incredible job these past 12 years, and we’ve got a great legacy of label partnership to build on.”
“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.”
Vice Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M, Steve Berman:
“50 Cent is, and always will be, a marquee artist for us at 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.”