For his sophomore album, Tony Yayo is working independent. As many already know, G-Unit Records is no longer operated under Interscope Records. The only artist still signed to G-Unit/Interscope is Young Buck. With the way things are looking, he may never release another album, so he is as good as retired. Meanwhile, it has been four years since Tony Yayo last released an album.
Initially, Tony Yayo was supposed to release a new album in 2007, but that was around the time that G-Unit had their falling out with Interscope Records. Because he was the lowest-selling artist on the G-Unit label, it was Yayo’s album that ended up being pushed back. While the label was working with Interscope, they expected all of the G-Unit artists to fit into a certain niche. All of which, including Yayo, had different ideas.
Now, he is off of Interscope Records, along with the rest of G-Unit Records. Label CEO, 50 Cent is now picking the pieces back up. He has invited Sha Money XL back into the fold and he said that he is going to land the label a deal with an independent distributor. Regardless of a distribution deal, Tony Yayo wants to begin recording his new album. The recording process has already started and he has some surprises in store.
For collaborations, aside from the expected work with 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo wants to record with Twista, Bun B, and Cormega. He has relationships with all of those artists, but Interscope did not want to see him working with those types of artists. With Interscope off of his back, he now has freedom with collaborations. Tony Yayo has to wait for 50 Cent to go ahead and secure a label deal and then he can set a release date.
Tony Yayo expects to release his untitled album this summer.