50 Cent leaves Shady/Aftermath/Interscope

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.

– 50 Cent

Big news in the music business world today as it’s officially announced that 50 Cent has left the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope label after 12 years. In addition, he’s signing with Caroline Records — the independent faction of Capitol Records, which means his next album is finally coming out. The news that supports that today is that Animal Ambition will see release on June 3rd. Plus, 2 new songs and videos will drop on March 18th with one more song/video to drop each week leading up to June 3rd.

Whew, what a turn of events! But once again, this is good… 50’s album will definitely drop now.

To cap it off, here’s Eminem‘s statement:

“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.”

– Eminem