50 Cent walks out on Aftermath Entertainment

13 Feb

When he entered the game, 50 Cent was the hottest mixtape rapper out. He would be discovered by Eminem, who was the hottest mainstream rapper out. Em was always safe because he had Dr. Dre in his corner. No longer was Dre hot, he was a legend. Both Em and Dre were impressed with 50 Cent and they signed an awkard deal that placed him on both of their labels and Interscope.

It did not take long for 50 Cent to learn the ropes and create his own label. Right after the release of Get Rich or Die Tryin’, 50 Cent created G-Unit Records. Still, he remained very close to Eminem and Dr. Dre. While he was close to Dre, his loyalty was with Eminem and is still with Eminem. When he was advised to begin working with Game, an Aftermath artist, it was because of Dr. Dre. Because 50 Cent rose so quick, Game was pushed to the backburner.

Animosity between Game and 50 Cent was there from the beginning because Game had been on Aftermath longer than 50 Cent. But, 50 Cent had already released two albums prior to signing with the label and he was marketable. When Dr. Dre gave Game to 50 Cent, Game was willing to forgive 50. The result of their brief friendship was two top ten hits and a multi-platinum album. But, after the release of the album, their private feud became very public.

50 Cent used his popularity and marketability to remove Game from all of the labels, including Interscope Records. But, Game still managed success as an artist in his own right. His two albums released off of Aftermath still were platinum successes. While Game had established himself as a star, 50 Cent and his G-Unit empire was crumbling. First, Lloyd Banks’ album flopped, then the same thing happened with Young Buck, so there was no momentum leading up to the 50 Cent album. It managed to go platinum, but 50 was averaging 5.5 million copies per album.

When 50 Cent’s popularity declined, so did support from Dr. Dre. Because of this, 50 Cent began sending light disses to Dre. He had sent a warning diss to his mentor in 2005 to force him to stay away from Game. 50 Cent is big on loyalty, he does not want any of his crew members working with the enemy. His feud with Young Buck was started because Buck befriended Game and hung out with Jadakiss.

During the summer of 2007, 50 Cent began dissing Lil Wayne and he only let up two or three times. He created a feud with Kanye West to sell albums, but it soon became personal. 50 Cent revealed in 2009 that he does not like either Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, or Kanye West. But, Eminem ended up working with all three of those artists. Even when 50 Cent began dissing Jay-Z, Dr. Dre invited him to record for Detox. This would not have happened in 2005 because 50 Cent sold records in 2005.

But, by 2009, 50 Cent was no exception, the poor economy and a change in taste left him out in the cold. Things became so bad for 50 that Dr. Dre even brought Game back to his Aftermath home. On top of that, Dre has worked with Ashanti, and even Murder Inc. artists, Crooked I and he has plans of working with Ja Rule. All of the other rivals may not mean much, but 50′s feud with Ja Rule is very personal.

With all of the name-droppings of Dr. Dre, 50 Cent revealed that he would never directly diss Dr. Dre because of Eminem. He acknowledged that they were the ones that took a chance on him when no one else would. As ruthless as 50 Cent can be, he said that he would never diss Eminem or Dr. Dre because of what they have done for him. But, that does not mean that he will not be upset with them. Even without Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent will be marketable and he has already left Shady and Interscope.

With everything going on and Dr. Dre welcoming in Game, Ashanti, and Ja Rule, 50 Cent has decided to leave Aftermath Entertainment.

6 Responses to “50 Cent walks out on Aftermath Entertainment”

  1. LonniE August 1, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    50 Cent is The Best.

  2. Tyler May 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Get your facts straight! 50 was signed by dre and eminem in 2002 but Game got signed in 2003. Don’t know where you get the idea that “Game had been on Aftermath longer than 50 Cent.” Also you say “When Dr. Dre gave Game to 50 Cent, Game was willing to forgive 50.” At this point there was no beef and nothing to “forgive.” Next, you say “His (Game’s) two albums released off of Aftermath still were platinum successes.” Which two would that be, considering he only released the documentary on aftermath and then left. 50 cent didn’t use his “popularity and marketability” to remove Game from any label except g-unit (50 runs g-unit). Game was never ousted by Interscope either he just signed to Geffen, which is still Interscope, to end contractual obligations at Aftermath and g-unit. You talk like 50 cent was the boss of dre and em when he was selling records, “Even when 50 Cent began dissing Jay-Z, Dr. Dre invited him to record for Detox. This would not have happened in 2005 because 50 Cent sold records in 2005.” What a stupid thing to say. First off Dre and Em do whatever they want and don’t have to worry about whether or not 50 considers it loyal or not. Second Dre did produce and work with people that 50 doesn’t like when he was still selling. Nas in 2004, 2005, and big in 2006 with hip-hop is dead. Plus Jay-Z in 2006 with Kingdom Come. All three of those years (04-06) 50 was selling like no one else in the game.
    Where are you getting the idea that Dre is working with Ja Rule? He is not and never will. He’s still producing for Game and brought him back to Aftermath because there has never been beef between Dre and Game. Dre is working with crooked I mostly because of west coast affiliations and slaughterhouse, who are signed to Shady. Crook was never with Murder, Inc. Ever. He did a few songs with Ja but then again so did Jay-z, and there are obviously no problems with jay and dre or jay and em. Lastly, as of now 50 has NOT left aftermath, Interscope, or Shady. He probably will (g-unit as a group already left for emi) after his next album releases because he has a 5 album contract with shady/aftermath. Eminem WILL be on his next album and I would imagine dre will do his part.
    Before you go and write something and put it on the Internet for the world to see, get your facts straight, especially if you try to come off as intelligent.

  3. big d June 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    this was the craziest article i have ever read get ur facts rite before u put stuff like this out

  4. Richard Chidi July 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    If 50 want 2 leave, let him leave, he is an ass rite nw, never bin good wit loyalty, biting d hands dat fed him, he is damn stupid…gerrrrouttt.

  5. Castro Morgan August 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    50cent and da g-unit crew r da best gangsta rappres in the game..Hate or love son 50cent still no 1mc…keep up the Good gangsta rap 50..wish u could come to S.A and show these o’s wat real Gangsta rap is about…

  6. Marcel Zollicoffer August 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    50 is done

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