Ending months of speculation,
Atlanta producer/rapper/mogul Lil’ Jon announced that his BME Recordings
has reached a deal with 50 Cent’s G-Unit to cross-promote BME and G-Unit
“Me and 50 struck a deal to work together on selected
BME and G-Unit artists,” Lil’ Jon confirmed with AllHipHop.com.
While the terms of the deal are still being worked out, Lil’
Scrappy will be the first artist to be released under the newly formed union.
The new partnership puts an end to rumors about whether Scrappy
was leaving BME to join G-Unit.
For months, industry insiders speculated on the status of Scrappy’s
future with BME.
The rumors came to a head when 50 Cent announced that Scrappy
was “Coming to G-Unit” in an October 15th interview with Tim Westwood
on BBC’s Radio 1 Rap Show in London.
Lil’ Scrappy, Bohagan and other BME artists also recently
completed Anger Management North American tour with their label head, Lil’
The 42-date was comprised of G-Unit, BME and Shady/Aftermath
Founded by Lil’ Jon, the BME imprint is set to release
new music from Lil’ Scrappy, Trillville, E-40 and Bohagan in the new year
In related news, Lil’ Jon is still unhappy with his label,
In a recent interview with Ozone Magazine, Lil’ Jon trashed
TVT and confirmed that he would never record for TVT again.
"I’ll never record another album for TVT again. I don’t
f**k with [TVT Records owner] Steve Gottlieb," Jon revealed to Ozone. "He
don’t know how to pay people and take care of the people that helped take his
label to another level. I’ve had record sales totaling probably like 10 million
and I ain’t seen no money from the label. None at all. Zip, zero. Show money
and production is how I’m getting paid."
In related news,
Lil’ Jon is penning a script for and will star in a feature film titled
“What?” which he said would be in the vein of Ice Cube’s hugely
popular “Friday” film series.