News: "Right Now I'm Working On My Album W/ 50 Cent"
Friday, Jan 6, 2012 4:05PM
Newly signed G-Unit/G-Note artist DJ Pauly D has provided a small update on his current grind under rap star 50 Cent's wing and the status of their upcoming collaborative effort.
Without giving away too many details, Pauly D said he is focused on putting together fresh music alongside Fif.
"Right now I'm working on my album with 50 Cent. Really excited about that because that's my passion. Music is where my heart's at. So, I'm gonna do some producing [and] come up with a compilation album with 50. I've always looked up to 50 my whole entire life. He's always been a mentor to me, 'cause I've been DJing and playing his music my whole entire life. So, the fact that we clicked when we met was amazing." (The Hollywood Reporter)
In early December, the G-Unit general opened up on taking a chance with the popular "Jersey Shore" reality star.
"When Pauly came by to see me, they had options. They had several places that they were going, and people that were interested in doing a deal with him. Obviously, the momentum from "Jersey Shore" was spun off into him being the first one to have his own independent series. They're moving places and DJing in front of bigger audiences, and getting ready to make moves internationally, where the DJ is the star, overseas. When I sat with him, I saw the opportunities we could have moving forward, with brand extension and packaging the music...I look forward to it. I call him "the bridge." He's going to be something between what you would get from a DJ Khaled or a DJ Drama and what you would get from David Guetta." (Rolling Stone)
The same week, Pauly D credited 50's non-stop music grind for motivating his decision to ink a deal.
"[He] 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 late last year.
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)
Check out a recent DJ Pauly D interview down below: