The Jersey Shore phenomenon shows no signs of stopping any time soon. And 50 Cent, ever the opportunistic businessman, wants to get in on the action. TMZ is reporting that Curtis is pursuing the hit show’s DJ Pauly D for a three album deal with his G-Unit label. According to the gossip site’s sources the two men met in New York last week and while no official signing has taken place they are already planning out the deejay’s future including merchandising and musical collaborations. 50 is apparently looking to get this deal done before Pauly D begins filming his show’s next season which will take place in Italy. TMZ contacted the Queens rapper but their calls were not returned.
In other 50 news, he continues to hustle on the tech front. He has partnered with social media company UberSocial to create his own free application. The app will be called Uber50 and it is a Curtis-centric version of the UberSocial phone theme. The theme features custom icons designed by 50, access to the G-Unit Twitter list, and exclusive artwork. There is also an Exclusive G’d Up Edition of the theme which will cost you $1.99. That version comes with sound effects created by 50, more exclusive artwork, and the chance to get a Twitter shout out from the G-Unit CEO.
UPDATE: DJ Whoo Kid recently sat down with Shade45’s morning show to confirm reports that DJ Pauly D from MTV's Jersey Shore fame would be joining G-Unit. Whoo Kid acknowledged the signing and said that it makes sense, since 50 is trying to “get in the club scene.”
“He has new records that he wants to showcase and since 50 is doing a lot of, especially with the Hot Rod situation, he wants to broaden the horizons. He wants to get in the club scene and what better way?”
He went on to add that the signing may not be to G-Unit necessarily and that it would likely be to G-Note, a G-Unit subsidiary that primarily caters to Dance, Pop, R&B artists.
“I think he’s G-Note,” Whoo Kid added. “Well, I haven’t got the full thing yet but I’m assuming he’s G-Note.”
Hot Rod, who is mentioned in the article, is another act signed to G-Note. After waiting for years for his project to be released, he is eyeing a drop date later this year. He’s been reportedly working with dance acts like David Guetta, Akon and others including Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes.
“G-Unit Records is hardcore street influenced Hip Hop music, but with G-Note it’s more of a Pop, Dance and R&B feel," he said. "I’m like a fusion of both. You’re still going to hear me rapping but it’s on a different style of production."
Additional Reporting by Andres Vasquez.