50 Cent goes indie, sort of 

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  • In this Nov. 18, 2012, file photo, rapper 50 Cent arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles. After battling with his major label for years, 50 Cent has decided to become an independent artist. The rapper announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, he’s leaving his longtime record label, Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records, and Eminem’s imprint, Shady/Aftermath.
After battling with his major label for years, 50 Cent has decided to become an independent artist.

The rapper announced Thursday he’s leaving his longtime record label, Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records and Eminem’s imprint Shady-Aftermath.

The Grammy winner and his G-Unit Records have signed a distribution agreement with Caroline Distribution, which is part of the Capitol Music Group. Capitol is one of the many labels owned by Universal Music Group.

50 Cent burst onto the music scene with Eminem as his mentor in 2003. His “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” sold more than 8 million copies. His sophomore album, 2005’s “The Massacre,” was almost as successful, but other albums didn’t match his previous efforts and he expressed his unhappiness with his label.

50 Cent thanked Eminem and Dr. Dre in a statement.

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