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Rapper 50 Cent announced that he is leaving his longtime record label, Universal Music Group's Interscope Records and Eminem's imprint, Shady/Aftermath.
According to the Associated Press, 50 Cent and his G-Unit Records have signed a distribution agreement with Caroline, the independent label at Capital Music Group.
"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," 50 Cent stated. "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."
50 Cent was nominated for five Grammys for his album, The Massacre. He has won 13 Billboard Music Awards and 2 MTV Video Music Awards. 50 Cent’s first album, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003), sold 6 million copies. and his most recent album will be the upcoming Street King Immortal.
The rapper was set to release a fifth album on Interscope, but it was set with multiple release dates and singles. Instead, he decided to go independent.
The rapper's latest single, "My Life," features Adam Levine and Eminem, according to Billboard.
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