50 Cent announced his split from Interscope Records and that he'll be going the independent route for his upcoming album.
Date: February 20
"50 Cent has announced his departure from Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records, which ends a successful partnership between the New York rapper and the first major label he signed with in 2002. In the span of 12 years, 50 released four solo albums under Interscope, with both Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacretopping the charts. He also started his own label, G-Unit Records, with Interscope, which anchored his own roster of rappers.
50 Cent has also announced an exclusive distribution deal with Caroline/Capitol/UMG, which is where he'll be releasing his upcoming album Animal Ambition. According to 50, the album will be released June 3. Before then, he plans on releasing a song and video every week starting March 18, which is when Animal Ambition becomes available for preorder."—Edwin Ortiz