G-Unit Records Inks With EMI
G-Unit Records has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing deal with EMI Label Services. EMI will handle the hip-hop label's releases in North America, beginning with Lloyd Banks' third solo disc, "Hunger For More 2," due out Nov. 23.
"We are delighted to join forces with G-Unit and artists who are truly marquee names in hip-hop," said Mike Harris, executive Vice President/General Manager for EMI Label Services and Caroline Distribution.
G-Unit, formerly with Interscope Records, also aims to release Tony Yayo's still-untitled sophomore album in early 2011. The disc will include the single "Pass the Patron" with 50 Cent, while Banks' "Hunger For More 2" features "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" alongside Juelz Santana.
"It's refreshing to see the EMI staff excited about my project, they have the passion and energy I haven't seen in a while," said Banks.