Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo has clarified his position alongside 50 Cent just a week after announcing his formal signing to the rap star’s G-Unit Records.
According to Lo, his G-Unit deal is much different than a typical artist’s contract.
“It’s just a big movement and I’m promoting me and and my whole team,” Lo explained in an interview. ” It’s about to be a South take over right here. I had a couple of meetings with a lot of labels but our vibe was just so good and I just signed by the X…But I’m a boss too so I didn’t sign as an artist. It’s D4L/G-Unit. I feel like what he’s bringing to the table my previous label should have done and I just needed a little push behind me.” (Hip Hop Wired)
Last week, Shawty officially broke the news of his new situation.
“This is like something before the album, my new situation with G-Unit was just solidified and I got off the phone with 50 yesterday, I just signed a really large deal,” Shawty Lo said revealing plans to drop a new mixtape called B.H.F. “It’s like a new beginning and all I needed was someone behind me. 50 [Cent] is a marketing genius and I got my new thing D4L and G-Unit and we going to be working the South and the rest of the world if need be.” (All Hip Hop)
In March, Shawty revealed a sit down he had 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, G-Unit, 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 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 recently 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 Shawty Lo speaking on G-Unit down below: