50 Cent: I’m Going To Take The Job At Def Jam!
Is Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson trolling or serious about a new career? Today (Feb. 27th), he took to social media, suggesting that he may be adding another title to his blossoming resume. He tweeted:
I have decided to take the Job at Def Jam. somebody gotta do it, who better then me.
Hours later, 50 Cent added:
wait let me see, what they got first.
Def Jam Recordings is a record label focused predominantly on hip hop, pop, and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group. The label distributes releases of various record labels, including Kanye West’s GOOD Music, and Listen Up Forever Records, headed by producer, Ronny J. Current artists include Justin Bieber, Logic, Big Sean, Kanye West, Nas, 2 Chainz, Teyana Taylor, YG, Dave East, Jeezy, Jeremih, Valee, Pusha T, Amir Obé, Fabolous, Desiigner and Jhené Aiko.
Earlier this month, Def Jam’s president, Paul Rosenberg resigned.
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He was known for his association with hip hop artists Eminem, The Knux, DJ AM, Action Bronson, and pop punk band Blink-182.
50 Cent’s business portfolio in music, film and TV continues to grow.
With the aid of Eminem and Dr. Dre (who produced his first major-label album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’), he became one of the world’s best selling rappers and rose to prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit (which he leads de facto). In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, signing his G-Unit associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. Jackson had similar commercial and critical success with his second album, The Massacre, which was released in 2005. He released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, in 2014 and as of 2019 is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal.
He executive produces and stars in the show Power, which airs on Starz.
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