Craig Davis Says 50 Cent Is Headed To Capitol Records

UPDATE: Capitol/EMI executive says Fif and G-Unit are on their way, while G-Unit sources still deny reports.

Rumors of 50 Cent’s departure from the Interscope building have been circulating since 2007, when his planned hit single “Follow My Lead” was leaked months ahead of schedule.

In the three-and-a-half years since then, declining sales, and the departure of Lloyd Banks as well as Tony Yayo have only helped fuel such rumors. When asked in May if he would like to see G-Unit at his new place of employment, Def Jam Senior Vice President of A&R, Sha Money XL told HipHopDX, “They’re my brothers. It’s easy for me to do that, work with them.”

But according to Craig Davis, Capitol Records' National Director of Urban Promotion, Fif is on the verge of joining him.

“50 felt he needed to get out of the Interscope machine, and he wanted a change,” Davis said during an interview with Pyramid West. “So he got his release from there and we were in negotiations with him. The deal just got signed very recently. A Lloyd Banks cut will probably be first, and then 50 Cent is gonna come out later on.”

At press time, 50 Cent has not confirmed his signing to Capitol.

UPDATE: Sources close to G-Unit Records are still denying said reports.

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    Never in my life in hip hop have I seen someone as talented as 50, as successful catch so much damn hate, lol. It's like ol' boy ran over your dog or something. Dude HAS STAYED SO TRUE TO HIS COLORS since he burst on the scene. He did in 3 years what it took Puff and Jay to do in 10 you fuckin' herbs. He's a power player in hip hop wether you like it or not, and he still has the ability to musically kill it. I've been a supporter of his since 97', it's just really fun how time changes everything and how people jump from one boat to the next, 50 and G-Unit have been around for over 7 years now and they still rockin shit, they're production and beat selection is always excellent and they deliver consistantly. And they single handedly revolutionized the mixtape circuit. People who hate on these guys have never made sense to me, But I guess it is always cool side-switch and ride the coatails of artists these days. KEEP KILLIN' EM 50, THEY HATE YOU DUKE!!!

  • Chris O

    When I said G-unit for life back in the Day, I meant it. I have never stopped supporting them and hope they go hard.

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      co-sign, glad to see I'm not the only NON-SIDESWITCHER, been followin these dudes since 99', 50 since 97'.

  • 805'er

    Shitty Cents strugglingto stay a float. He'll have a hit or two. Or maybe a ok song will get radio play. But he's DONE. He's not hungry no more. Shouldn't have snitched either

  • layefa

    50 fell off,banks single beemer benz bentley is a glimmer of hope for the whole gunit ,yayo nids to sdwitch up his style or stop rapping period.look on the bright side if this is the end of the road for fif at least he got paid...keeeps using the sam formula from his 1st album..WACK

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  • hhgg

    i dont care aslong as banks get that album out soon!!!!! LLOYD BANKS RUNNIN 2010 off 1 track BEAMER BENZ OR BENTLEY

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      banks aint runnin shit... BBoB was a strait ass track but to say hes runnin shit is WAYYYYYY over the top... smack yourself

  • sureshot2k5

    The problem with 50 to me is, he has been rapping about the same stuff since his mixtape days..I am tired of beefing myself lol. That is really the problem with his music for me. I personally didn;t like Jay-z back then, but i started to grow into his later stuff..i dont mind talking about blasting guns and killing people when im in my mid 20s but im 30 now..i really dont wanna talk about killing people..i hate beef.. So what worked with me before with 50, doesnt work with me anymore. He has some bangers here and there, but is it worth buying the whole album for me? no. 50 is still 50, ill still click on his new music and listen to see if I like it or not. As for Cap records..I just dont know anymore..Personally I feel Gunit needs Buck and game back..( 50 cent, Game, Buck, Banks, Yayo ) that is a strong crew. But with just 50 banks and yayo..its still lacking a lot...

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    lol, dr. gay prolly saw dat shitty cent'z bullshit album self destruct and flop and barely went gold. so he kicked dat ho to da curb. jay-z! prolly wuld've signed shitty cent to roc nation afta shitty cent named hiz charity event afta one of jay-z!'z songz but jay! wuz like "nope, on 2 da next 1, we off dat gangsta shit". and now shitty cent'z goin' 2 lame azz capitol recordz. when wuz da last time capitol recordz had a hit record? exactly. azz magic iz gonna flop wit all dat faggot techno bullshit. jay-z! iz da greatest of all time. FUCK HATERZ AND FUCK ALL SHITTY CENT DICKRIDAZ! IT'Z MANDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYY UP IN DIZ BITCH!

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  • jogrind

    Def Jam Senior Vice President of A&R, Sha Money XL didn't come through for fif. Damn!! thats fucked up!!

  • Rob Won

    dmize-one IS FUCKING RIGHT! And to add to that, 50 cent revolutionized the mixtape. He single-handedly destroyed a once viable record label; they never moved units again. His musically has declined. The Massacre was a disappointment and even sadder the mixtape material, at the same time, was still smashing. I feel that "Strong Enough" (BISD) is his best material since "A Baltimore Love Thing (M)." Everyones still afraid of him and no one wants to admit it. Yes, his music has declined. But look at Llyod. Yayo is a lost cause.

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    are they gonna sign yayo...who listens to goof-unit in 2010?

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  • Anon1

    Still rumors lol. I'll wait til it's confirmed. I don't doubt it but I'll hold my judgment until I see if it's true and how they handle Fif. Too many of you already calling it a bad move saying he fell off. Gotta see how it works out first.

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  • shone jones

    Capitol/EMI has way more "important" issues to worry about , like how to survive without auctioning the bulk of it's lucrative catalogs.

  • shone jones

    If this is true, 50 is shooting himself in the foot by signing with the one label out of the big 4 which is on the verge of closing it's doors due to a faulty takeover from a financial firm and bad costly deals Capitol/EMI has struggled since CEO Guy Hands came into the picture, they lost Radiohead and the Rolling Stones and have been on the demise as an infamous ROCK & ROLL label......right now it's purely focused on catalogs of vintage artists... Guy Hands has cut costs and employees left and right The hip-hop and R&B artists will never get a fair share on that label.

  • dmize-one

    get rich or die trying: classic (10/10) Valentines day massacre: good (7.5/10) curtis: strait (6/10) before i self desrtuct: good (7/10) personally i dont get how people are hatin on fifty that hard.. yea, hes made a bunch of shitty radio singles, but who hasnt??? when his albums drop they are still 75% good material which is a lot better than 90% of the atrists out here... you dont like him personally cool, but music is entertainment.. and 50 is one hell of an entertainer....

    • dmize-one

      c-arson: your ratings are screwed off top... 8/10 for GRODT??? still a nice rating but your the only person i know that doesnt have that album down as a classic...

    • C-Arson

      gtfoh. GRDT- 8/10 Massacre- 7/10 Curtis- 3.5/10 BISD- 6/10

    • dmize-one

      enlightened- i feel you on those throw-a-ways on massacre, but there were a lot of dope ass songs on there, personally i dont know why people wernt feeling it that much..

    • dmize-one

      listen to "baltimore love story" off of massacre for real... that song is dope as hell.. you'll get the pun when you listen to it...

    • bonney007

      i think the massacre had some songs that could have not been on there but like u said the top 15 songs jus may have been his best material...in my hood, position of power, i dont need em, gunz come out...thats some of his best songs. i think curtis had 3 or 4 bad songs but was a good album....he never drops a wack album or mixtape

    • Streets8845

      You guys really put BISD ahead of Curtis?? I dont know about that. I wasnt feelin BISD at all

    • Malmoe88

      amen my brother. Basically I think it's a little of both. his tactics before an album comes out got old so people def got tired of that. And then way too much singing whether by him or someone else. After destroying Ja Fool he goes and does pretty much the same thing minus the over the top attempt at really trying to be a vocalist. Once ANY artist is all over the place they tend to get a lil annoying. Lil Wayne should be glad he's locked up now, lol. And that dude is wack

    • Enlightened

      Those ratings are on point. I agree with that. With The Massacre, I always say dude had too many songs on there. He had like 22 songs on there and about 6-7 were absolute bullshit to me. If he took the worst 7 songs of The Massacre and it was around 15 songs, I honestly would put it just barely under GRODT and say 9-9.5. But those extra songs...

  • rickreserve

    50 is geting money in the rap game and that will never stop until they put him in a box.he might not be dropping that get rich die tryin type shit,but at least hes still living,doing good for hisself in life,there not to many black men that can say that.i thank god to a degree for niggas like him.he made strides to get were he at in his life.i cant say i respect him cause i dont know him,but as far as running his business and creating a empire i do.thanks to all the black entreproniggas in the game showing the way

  • c/gaddic

    Smart move by Fifty Interscope been eating a huge slice of them diamond albums Alot more room at Capitol just a rumour though

  • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

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    • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

      i hit that nerve ha are they gonna sign yayo back to how bout 50 they gone sign him back you know the one who sells alot of records. shit bout time banks album drop nobody would give a fuck about that single ya dig. why would they let dre and em go em last two albums sold dre is fucking dr dre dude nobody want these dudes on there label if anything def jam would have scoop these boys up quick

    • Swamp Thang

      Basically. You don't see Dre or Eminem leaving Interscope.

    • JordanM91

      There contract finished, dipshit...they werent dropped...Interscope is even thiniking about re-signing Lloyd Banks after the success of 'Beamer Benz or Bentley'. Do your research, ignorance is too common on these sites...

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  • Damn FIF

    FIf on capital, never would of expected that.....

  • trly yrz

    Capitol is a failure. Look at Cypress Hill and Snoop for proof. 50 lost.

    • freshyboi

      cypress hill has been killin it for over 20 years bro what u talkin bout, they have a huge following and sell out shows all over

    • RocTheRealHipHopLissnah

      wth is u yapn bout dude? cypress hill and snoop fell off? them ni99as is still eatn homie. capitol is good move for 50 and co. i

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