50 Cent Launches G Note Records, Hot Rod Flagship Artist

50 Cent launches a new label, and Hot Rod will serve as its first signee.

With the public departure of The Game and Young Buck, 50 Cent and G-Unit have kept things relatively minimal with regard to expansion in recent years.

Now, 50 Cent has taken a step back towards being proactive, announcing the development of a new subsidiary label, G Note Records.

The label's flagship artist will be Hot Rod, a rapper who was signed to G-Unit in 2006. "@officialhotrod is the first artist of G NOTE he gonna do his numbers watch," tweeted 50 Cent (@50Cent).

The Arizona rapper's style, which in 2006 was more in line with G-Unit's at the time, is now more dance-pop now. His lead single, "Dance With Me," is on iTunes.

55 Comments

  • Controverse

    Ross is a bitch and he lost that shit hard. however, hot rod sounds like he sold out!

  • Rick Ross the Bawse

    Fuck this monkey. The bawse already destroyed this nigga's career. where the fuck the unit at? nigga 50 need to be out there promoting HFM2 since the shit flopped so damn hard. fuck these niggas, the unit is done. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KATY

    I think this is just a joke/shot at hot rod..Hot rod is the dude 50 cent told to gtfo off the stage during a performance cuz he didnt deliver..aint it?

  • PaleHorse

    NIGGGA PLEASE, HOT ROD had a song with MARY J. BLIGE and could not get a buzz. really, couldnt have had a better set up and dude didnt even get an album out of it, lol 50 must just use music for tax write off purposes at this point

  • Anonymous

    ggg g note equals going aluminum. Triple wood if it could!

  • Anonymous

    I TOLD YALL 50 WOULD TRY A NAME CHANGE!! I SAID THAT SHIT MOUTHS AGO AND HE DID IT!!! THIS IS JUST SAD & PATHETIC!!!! KICKED OFF INTERSCOPE WHILE EM & DRE ARE STILL THREE AND SHA MONEY IS AT DEF JAM AND YOU ARE AT EMI!!!! WOW!!! STICK TO SELLING JUICE FIF!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I TOLD YALL 50 WOULD TRY A NAME CHANGE!! I SAID THAT SHIT MOUTHS AGO AND HE DID IT!!! THIS IS JUST SAD!!!!

  • Nico 3

    And through it all, 50 still finds a way to make money. Unbelievable.

  • Bricksquad Kills G-Note

    Haha, G-Note? I'm guessing that stands for Gay Note. 50 Cent sucks. Irrelevant nigga. Listen to Gucci Mane. That nigga is crazy sick. His flow is amazing. It's Gucci Time!

  • Anonymous

    yo 50 sign me. i grab the pad and the pen like crack lighter and stem, the addict's at it again upon the dose im a drug or medicine, Im a ten or better then. in the begining it was for the ends ive been countin my bens hopin for a benz, wayne's style is like his paper it's spent, my style's second nature i was born to win. I stay sharp on the mic like a blade for a swordsman, Im nice i'll get ya high fore i kill only cuz endorphins, their weed got more seeds then the octomom, careful with that flame cuz my shit's the bomb. p.s. im better then eminem, fuck young money jiggas a mason

  • TheRealFree

    Are u serious 50 and Hot gayrod!!!! I had couple of mixtapes of Hot Rod when he was with G-Unit and they were decent. Now I just listened to that crap pop auto tune bullshit on Itunes It's horrible how does this dude change his whole style up like that dude sounds gay as hell making gay people music. OMG I still can't believe it haha it has to be some kind of a joke. Props to Lloyd Bank$ on a solid album! HFM2 is one of the BEST albums for 2K10. 50 & Hot Gayrod needs to take notes from Bank$

  • Anonymous

    aight where do i begin... 1) 50 is a complete failure at hiphop. the g-unit brand is dead if not dyin. ooh, look across the lane jay-z has just started a label with a bunch alternative/pop shit and he's already getting mad props, how do i stay relevant? oh i know i'll start a pop too, yay. 2) isn't hot rod the same bitch nigga 50 smacked up on stage that one time? you got's to be a real bitch to let a nigga smack you and you still workin for him. 50 your music career is done man, play the behind the scenes shit. produce, be a entrepreneur whatever just stay out of the spotlight.

  • Atl2Trill

    Hot Rod is wack. G Note = Fail

  • rydasix10

    This dude 50 signs one guy to his new label and you all are already talking shit like you know what the fuck is gonna happen...all of you who are still talking about G-Unit are wasting your time...the whole reason and purpose of 50 creating a whole new label was to refresh things and start over..G-Unit has been dead and obviously 50 agreed on that...so stop talking about the past. Yall can hate on this new G Note Label if you want 2...but if 50 ends up signing the next Tupac or some shit...or a bunch of new talented unsigned artist who we dont even know about yet then you all won't be bitching then.

  • Anonymous

    I TOLD YOU 50 WOULD TRY A NAME CHANGE!! I SAID THAT SHIT MOUTHS AGO AND HE DID IT!!!

  • Hampton Roads Pc Repair

    Good to know 50 is back in music even though I did like his before i self destruct movie. Hampton Roads Pc Repair

  • Hampton Roads Pc Repair

    I don't remember much about hot rod but i'm a check him out. http://www.hamptonroadspcrepair.com/

  • letsgo

    dat ngga stay rising. dam 50th i likes this. I see what ya doing tho but getz dat moneyyyyyy woooooooooooo

  • Anonymous

    so hiphopdx can post about Hot Rod's new single but not post it on the site. so wack. the hate for G-Unit is so annoying.

  • MAKE ME SEX

    SHOUT OUT TO GAME, HE SIGNING TO G NOTE RECORDS CAUSE ITS FOR DEAD BEAT MOFUKAS!!!! JADKISS UR CAREER IS OVER SO IS URS JOE

  • solidiya

    ima real dude n i fucks with fifty but dam y aint he signing big time artists n making g unit into a movement again shout out too lloyd banks who is leaving g unit very soon n thats wen no1 will fuck with the unit apart from yoyo

  • BWS-Fish

    so Game creates a susidiary record label to Black Wall Street and a week later this faggot does the same thing. 50 wishes he was Game, but he's actually just a fag.

  • Goez-

    G-Note Records? Okay, what the fuck happened to G-Unit Records then? Is 50 scratching it all off and starting all over again? Sorry but don't think this G-Note Records shit is gonna last...He should've stuck with worrying about the success of G-Unit records first and signing Beanie Sigel and other artists as well and then create G-Note records because G-Unit Records has not shown any form of major success in recent years...Lloyd Banks flopped with Hunger For More 2 under G-Unit Records and now is sort of a bad time to create a 2nd record label and call it G-Note Records and expect it to take off real fast when G-Unit Records still hasn't progressed successfully at a high dominant level...Sorry but 50 is doing too much all in one shot and he's been pushing too many hustles lately which could throw him off a bit if he keeps it up...He can only focus on so many things...Fif needs to slow down and stop constantly worrying about money so damn much...The money will come Fif just slow up your grind some...

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  • BigNoct

    Is this the same Hot Rod who made "Take it Easy" with Mary a couple of years ago? What the fuck is this???

  • Anonymous

    As a grown ass man, there's no way I'm looking to buy a cd by a dude named hot rod with song titles like dance with me.

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  • Anonymous

    G-Note sounds like a broke ass Young Money!!! 50 be biting & copying!!!!

  • Anonymous

    When will the loyal Banks and Yoyo sign?????

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  • Anonymous

    G-Note sounds like a broke ass Young Money!!! 50 be biting & copying!!!

  • Anonymous

    who cares. please retire 50 with your bullshit lyrics

  • e.

    oh cmon, the G-UNOTe joke is just too easy to make now

  • bloody bastard

    "taken a step back towards being proactive"?... Now that's Sum Goooood Anglish!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Cant Blame him, nobody buys street oriented Hip Hop anymore so why make it, from a buisness perspective?? 50 always sucked to me, but realistically speaking, how many albums come out that get praised to no end on sites like this, come out and sell like 2,000 copies in their first week, Like Canibus for example, earlier this year he dropped that Melatonin Majik Project. Dissed Eminem, the Youtube clip of the Em diss had 100,000 views and it didnt even break the Billboard 200.... Internet Hip Hop Fans = Worthless Dance Pop Fans = Buy shit 1 + 1 = 2

    • natty

      Sure dance pop music sells but the truth is ever since "in da club" did well fif been trying to make inroads into pop music especially highlighted by candy shop , it dont matter what label under 50, hot rod is under really or anybody else signed to that label for that matter. What does matter is that 50 is simply not very good and making pop or crossover music or setting the direction for that kind of thing , if he doesn't have a better team of "music" professionals working with his artists to make them successful , g-note records will fade into complete obscurity before the first project is presented.

    • Anonymous

      i disagree, i think you have to blame labels for basing business around "clicks" and "views". there's a huge difference between me being curious and casually clicking something for entertainment (cuz it's free) and me dishing out my hard earn dollars over the first thing that catches my attention on the net. why do you think solja boy projects get greenlighted. juz cuz somebody runs around showing their ass on the internet doesn't mean i'm least bit interested in them musically or even in what other thing they have to sell.

    • co-sign

      Exactly, couldn't agree more.

  • TdotFrog

    P.S. Hot Rod sucks ass 50, you gotta do better than that.

  • TdotFrog

    Did anyone notice 50's ring looks like the Nazi Swastika. I know its not, just funny how it looks just like it.

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