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50 Cent explains Interscope Records departure and Fat Joe collaboration

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50 Cent explains Interscope Records departure and Fat Joe collaboration

50 Cent 5By K.B. Tindal
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

When 50 Cent didn’t sell the way he expected to in 2007 with Curtis, he said he would leave Interscope Records when his contract expired. Owing one more album, 50 Cent dropped Before I Self Destruct in 2009. The album also didn’t live up to his expectations and 50 Cent supposedly left the label.

The following year, Lloyd Banks released his album under G-Unit/EMI, which was said to be the new label home. Later, 50 Cent revealed he was still with Interscope, the label who has pushed his album back four years straight. This week, 50 Cent revealed he finally broke through and has a new label home.

50 Cent is going through many changes, where he now is being distributed by Capitol Records and he is on good terms with Fat Joe. The duo recently collaborated on a track with DJ Kay Slay called “Free Again.” Recently, 50 Cent explained how he left despite owing Interscope one more album with Forbes, saying his relationships with Eminem and Dr. Dre made it happen.

VIBE also had a chance to speak with 50 Cent and there he discussed all of his new music and the Fat Joe collaboration. He explained the track was leftover from some others he was doing and DJ Kay Slay heard it and added Fat Joe to it. 50 Cent went on to explain the differences in their creative processes, with Fat Joe rapping about having to go to prison, which Fif praised because it was based on real life experiences and he revealed his Animal Ambition project is due on March 3.

Follow K.B. Tindal on Twitter @KBTindal.

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