After months of hype and speculation, 50 Cent has officially inked “Jersey Shore” reality star DJ Pauly D to his G-Unit Records.
The deal was reportedly finalized Thursday (December 1) and will focus on Pauly D providing a dance vibe to 50’s roster.
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 tellsBillboard.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)
In April, the Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid also discussed Pauly D joining 50’s squad.
“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)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: