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After 30 million albums sold over a 12-year career, 50 Cent is splitting from longtime label home Shady/Aftermath and going independent with a distribution deal with Caroline/Capitol/UMG according to PR Newswire. During his 12 years on the label, 50 released his landmark debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, its successful follow up The Massacre, Curtis and Before I Self Destruct. His first album with Caroline/Capitol/UMG entitled Animal Ambition is due out June 3rd.

“We are thrilled to welcome 50 Cent and G-Unit to our family.” Caroline President Dominic Pandiscia said. “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.”

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