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50 Cent’s G-Unit signs distribution deal with EMI

By | Published on Monday 16 August 2010

50 Cent’s G-Unit label has signed a new marketing and distribution deal with EMI Label Services, it has been announced.

The first release under the new deal will be Lloyd Banks’ third solo album ‘HFM 2’ in November. Banks told AllHipHop.com: “It’s refreshing to see the EMI staff excited about my project, they have the passion and energy I haven’t seen in while”, while Mike Harris, Executive Vice President and General Manager for EMI Label Services said: “We are delighted to join forces with G-Unit and artists who are truly marquee names in hip-hop. G-Unit is a huge force”.

Fiddy’s contract with Universal/Interscope came to an end earlier this year, and he has since been in discussions with a number of labels (including Interscope). It’s not clear if he plans to move to EMI with G-Unit, though last month the rapper dismissed claims by EMI urban promotions man Craig Davis that he was about to move to EMI’s Capitol, telling the G-Unit radio show: “That guy, I don’t know what his name is, the guy that [said that], he’s an idiot. Okay? And there’s no deal done. He’s an idiot – he’s running his mouth. Out of nowhere he just comes out, you can tell he’s a little drunk or some shit. [I am staying with] Interscope, all the success that I’ve had has been with Interscope”.



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