News: DJ Whoo Kid Confirms New G-Unit Signing, "50 Wants To Broaden The Horizon"
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 5:41PM
G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid has come forward to address speculation on "Jersey Shore" reality star DJ Pauly D signing a record deal with 50 Cent.
Confirming Pauly D is now associated with the Unit, Whoo Kid said 50 is likely looking for a more club-sounding new look for his G-Note Records.
"I ain't get my pink slip yet," Whoo Kid joking said in an interview. "I'm not worried, man. All I do know is he does have new records that he wants to showcase and since 50 [Cent] -- especially with the Hot Rod situation -- he wants to broaden the horizon. I guess he wants to get into the club scene. I think he's G-Note. I haven't gotten the full thing yet...What's cool about 50, he'll call you and say you're fired. [laughs]" (Shade 45)
Speculation of a deal being in the works landed online last week.
Pauly D is DANGEROUSLY close to joining forces with G-Unit -- because TMZ has learned, 50 Cent desperately wants to sign him to his record label ... in fact, a 3-album deal is already on the table. Sources close to negotiations tell TMZ, the "Jersey Shore" DJ met with Fiddy and his people in NYC last week -- where they discussed the lucrative record deal ... and also tossed around the idea of a Pauly D merchandise line, specifically Pauly D-brand headphones. Nothing's signed yet -- but according to sources, 50 wants to hammer out the deal ASAP ... before Pauly jets off to Italy to shoot "Jersey Shore" Season 4. We're told talks have become so serious -- 50 and Pauly have even started to kick around ideas for people Pauly can collaborate with. Calls to 50's people weren't returned. (TMZ)
Last month, Southern rapper Shawty Lo revealed plans to possibly ink a deal with 50.
"I done sat down with about four or five labels and the best situation I think I'd like is, I had a meeting with 50 Cent [...] and I left New York last Wednesday," Shawty explained in an interview. "We had a good six, seven hour meeting and I think it went well. I just want his attorneys to get with my attorneys and then we'll make it concrete. So you know, stay tuned...I feel like 50 is a hard worker." (Video City TV)
Last summer, G-Unit Records signed a distribution deal with EMI Music.
"We are delighted to join forces with G-Unit and artists who are truly marquee names in hip-hop," EMI Music Vice President Mike Harris said in a statement. "G-Unit is a huge force. Lloyd Banks knows how to deliver a lyrical punch and his single has already generated huge anticipation for the album.. Tony Yayo is a totally unique talent, and 'Pass the Patron' already has the hip hop world buzzing about his album coming out next year." (Statement)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview down below: