News: Charles Hamilton Reportedly Dropped From Interscope Records

Saturday, Sep 19, 2009 7:33AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap newcomer Charles Hamilton has reportedly been dropped from powerhouse Interscope Records which is home to Eminem, Soulja Boy Tell Em, Timbaland and more.

While a confirmation from Hamilton has yet to emerge, an online report has announced his departure from the renowned record label.

Remember Charles Hamilton? No? Well, before going into recluse this summer, Dukie was signed to the house that Shady built. But according to our political connects, he received a pink slip a few days ago. Looks like it's game over. (Rap Radar)

During his time on the label, Hamilton received negative attention after sparking a short-lived rap beef with Soulja Boy, dissing the emcee for his image .

"Gotta couple cartoon characters, you know, got my name in their mouth -- the boy about to start crying in the interview," Soulja Boy said in a video, with a laugh last year. "This just not goes out to Charles Hamilton, the Sonic Man, this not him, this goes out to all the rappers out there man...I'd rather take the positive route and not get into beef...It's not my fault -- that whatever you got going on ain't going right, you know what I'm saying? You gonna have to go back to the drawing board, ya feel me, grab the magic marker, 'X' out the Sonic and you might wanna just f*ck with Mario." (YouTube)

He also made headlines after footage of him being punched by a female landed online.

"[Soulja Boy] was beefing with Charles Hamilton, I seen a girl knock this n*gga the f*ck out," 50 Cent said in an interview earlier this year. "He lucky he ain't hit her back. He woulda hit her and got his a** beat. They woulda put that n*gga through the meat grinder. You don't [come back from that.] You say, 'Look, I'm a gentleman.' You play the gentleman role after that because if he would have hit dude's daughter, n*ggas woulda, ah man." (Radio Planet TV)

Although Hamilton is reportedly gone, talks of Diddy joining Interscope have began to circulate.

Word has it that the Bad Boy's head honcho is fleeing the Warner Music Group to set up shop in the house that Jimmy Iovine built. The music mogul currently is hard at work on his Last Train to Paris album. It's uncertain which label would release the album, if Diddy indeed signs with Interscope. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Warner Music Group signed a joint venture deal back in 2005, giving the record company a 50% stake in Bad Boy Records. Under the three-year agreement--for which Warner reportedly paid $30 million--the recording giant undertook digital and physical distribution of worldwide Bad Boy releases. (Vibe)

No further information regarding Charles Hamilton's Interscope Records relationship has emerged as of now.

Check out Charles Hamilton's knock-out punch below:

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