News: DJ Pauly D Credits 50 Cent's Grind For Solidifying G-Unit Deal [Video]
Monday, Dec 5, 2011 10:29PM
Days after 50 Cent offiically inked "Jersey Shore" reality show cast member DJ Pauly D to G-Unit, the freshly signed artist has confirmed his newest power move.
Pauly D credits his admiration for 50's grind and quality in music for ultimately motivating him to join the Unit.
"It was always been a mentor to me because I always played his music my whole life," Pauly D told radio hosts Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg and K Foxx. "And just his whole, his work ethic and everything like that and I just respected his hustle from day one." (Hot 97)
Fif and Pauly D's partnership was cemented last Thursday (December 1).
He's talked about it, but now Pauly D is officially a member of 50 Cent's music group. The "Jersey Shore" star officially signed to the rapper's G-Note label Thursday. The label focuses on dance and pop music -- a good fit for Pauly D, since he's known as a DJ as well as a reality star. He's been working in music since he was 16 and parlayed his success on the MTV hit series into becoming an in-demand DJ. Pauly D even joined Britney Spears for a few dates on her recent "Femme Fatal" tour as an opening act. 50 Cent said Pauly D was a "great addition to G-Note and G-Unit family" and called him smart and creative. (New York Post)
In late August, Pauly D hinted at plans to hook up with 50 for a compilation project.
While on tour with Brit, the Jersey Shore cast member is working on an album with 50 Cent. "I'm focusing on music. That's my my passion. I'm working with 50 Cent now. I'm gonna do an album with him." "It's going to be a little bit of everything," Paul D tells Billboard.com when asked if he'll be singing on the album. "It's almost like DJ Khaled and kind of David Guetta but my own DJ Pauly D style." (Billboard)
Around mid-August, the "Jersey Show" reality star confirmed speculation of a G-Unit deal getting finalized.
"50 Cent has also been somebody I look up to," Pauly D explained in an interview. "We ended up linking up and we just clicked. We hit it off immediately with the music and everything like that. So, I'm definitely gonna be working with him. There's been talks about the album and the headphones. I'm looking forward to working with that as well." (XXL Mag)
Check out DJ Pauly D's interview below: