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Title: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Styles1 on February 07, 2008, 11:24:37 AM
http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2008/02/07/19252581.aspx

Brooklyn rap group M.O.P. is searching for a new label home, as they prepare to leave 50 Cent's G-Unit imprint, the group's manager Laze Elliot told AllHipHop.com. 

"As soon as I lock down the new situation, it will be official," Laze told AllHipHop.com, adding that the terms were definitely “amicable.” 

While M.O.P.'s three year stint on G-Unit did not yield an album, the group benefited greatly from the situation, according to their longtime manager. 

"The great thing about the G-Unit deal is that it cleared all the debts the group carried over the years," Laze explained. "So we are starting basically from scratch." 

Comprised of Billy Danze and Lil' Fame, M.O.P. has yet to attain the commercial success that would match the loyal fan following they've garnered since their 1994 debut To The Death. 

Their most successful album to date was Warriorz, released in 2000 on Loud Records. Despite the popularity of two singles from that album, "Ante Up," and "Cold As Ice," Warriorz has yet to break the 500,000 records sold mark. 

The group was briefly signed to Roc-A-Fella Records before Dame Dash's departure and has remained ever present on the mixtape scene, despite several label changes since Loud Records folded in 2002. 

M.O.P.'s most recent album was 2005's independently released M.O.P. Salutes The Marxmen on their own Family First imprint, which is distributed by Koch. 

As recently as July of last year, Billy Danze was quoted as saying that their G-Unit debut was due in October of 2007. "I think [if we] would have got our record out earlier, that would have set a clear quality precedent," said Laze. " All the aesthetic issues would have been solved and we'd be on the second album by now. I knew we were going to have problems though, because 50 needed the group to be in a certain space in order for him to co-sign it. 

"He didn't feel Fame was in that space physically or mentally," Laze continued. “He shouldn't have to [understand Fame], but there are many talented artists in history that you don't know where their talent comes from." 

Creative differences aside, Laze maintains that there is absolutely no animosity between the two camps. "50 has been good about letting us move on," Laze stated. "I still believe that we would work together. The relationship is much better from a creative standpoint."

Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Meho on February 07, 2008, 11:29:08 AM
I did NOT see that one coming  :D

50 needs to drop everybody anyways and just keep the core of G-Unit like back in the days. Olivia and M.O.P. already went away, Hot Rod must follow. Mobb Deep might stay, they seem to have a good relationship and chemistry on the mic.

Anyways, let's hope we get that MO.P. album a.s.a.p. now, Premo apparantley did a few cuts on the album.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: CRAFTY on February 07, 2008, 12:17:20 PM
"The great thing about the G-Unit deal is that it cleared all the debts the group carried over the years,"

Take the money and run... 8)
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Narrator on February 07, 2008, 12:22:12 PM
Seriously, after all the flops G-Unit has put out and the lukewarm response to "Curtis", does anyone here believe that anyone on G-Unit besides 50 will ever put out an album again?

Hip-hop is sinking, and G-Unit is the first major casualty of the recession.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: EXPOSEPONCESENT on February 07, 2008, 12:23:48 PM
I hope those brothers get payed out of the frame in this game, they been reppin that gully, sick street type of piff over, basement, sicktrumentals from day one, keeping the customers feeding for that shit, I just hope they link Premo for there next album aswell, an put 'Police In Helicopter' on it too, that tune was sick, truss, classic street shit
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Invincible on February 07, 2008, 12:24:11 PM
http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2008/02/07/19252581.aspx 

Their most successful album to date was Warriorz, released in 2000 on Loud Records. Despite the popularity of two singles from that album, "Ante Up," and "Cold As Ice," Warriorz has yet to break the 500,000 records sold mark. 


Shocked at that  :o :o. Thought it had sold more than that.

Anyways, let's hope we get that MO.P. album a.s.a.p. now, Premo apparantley did a few cuts on the album.

Excellent.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on February 07, 2008, 12:24:13 PM
smart move
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Lunatic on February 07, 2008, 03:45:26 PM
bout time
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: R1ZE on February 07, 2008, 05:56:35 PM
after the second year of not dropping an album, they should have realized they made a mistake. MOP keeps getting screwed, I don't see them dropping anything anytime soon (unless its on Koch)
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: cantoms on February 07, 2008, 06:53:31 PM
after the second year of not dropping an album, they should have realized they made a mistake. MOP keeps getting screwed, I don't see them dropping anything anytime soon (unless its on Koch)

Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: SGV on February 07, 2008, 06:56:30 PM
I think it's safe to say: M.O.P. needs to go Indi...

Either that or fuck with Steve Rifkind again...
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Chamillitary Click on February 07, 2008, 07:15:43 PM
good for both sides. the unit needs to drop all these names, and just have the 4 of them, no matter how wack yayo is 8).
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: RECOGNIZE187 on February 07, 2008, 08:21:52 PM
damn..they really have no luck!! first jay z and now 50!

they remind me of crooked i  :)
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Invincible on February 07, 2008, 08:52:41 PM
damn..they really have no luck!! first jay z and now 50!

they remind me of crooked i  :)

Just except M.O.P. actually have releases under their belts  :laugh:
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Drop A Gem On Em on February 08, 2008, 01:49:34 AM
i knew these niggaz wasn't comin out under g unit.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Tommy Illnigga on February 08, 2008, 04:35:09 AM
smart move
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: 7even on February 08, 2008, 04:53:33 AM
What a pair of leechers.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Okka on February 08, 2008, 06:49:08 AM
Good news, i hope M.O.P. gonna release some new shit soon.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: RECOGNIZE187 on February 08, 2008, 07:20:07 AM
well i heard a few new trackz from late 2007...they are nice!
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: K.Dub on February 08, 2008, 07:31:46 AM
Lol, this wasn't really surprising though.. Signing to 50 was a bad move at the beginning - music wise.


"The great thing about the G-Unit deal is that it cleared all the debts the group carried over the years,"
Haha, they just leeched on 50 ! ;D
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Meho on February 08, 2008, 07:38:17 AM
Signing to 50 was a bad move at the beginning - music wise.


How do you know that ? Judging from the 2 tracks they did - When Death Becomes You and Big Boy Game - they had good chemistry.

http://www.youtube.com/v/N3wc7ohI0LU&rel=1
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: K.Dub on February 08, 2008, 07:44:14 AM
Signing to 50 was a bad move at the beginning - music wise.


How do you know that ? Judging from their 2 tracks they did - When Death Becomes You and Big Boy Game - they had good chemistry.

Where's the album?
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Meho on February 08, 2008, 07:49:37 AM
I don't know, I don't think anyone was expecting an album from them since they singed to Interscope and MO.P. ain't really a group that listents to those big CEOs. 50 said he wanted to put their album out but with the right set up and apparantley Fame wasn't completley focused on that. I don't know how much truth there is to that but Billy has said in a few interviews that Fame did have som personal issues (not againts 50, just some personal shit).

What I'm saying is that you said music wise; they did 2 tracks and both of them were dope. If they sucked then I would say that they didn't have good chemistry. But music wise, as you put it, we can only judge those 2 tracks.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: K.Dub on February 08, 2008, 08:45:27 AM
I don't know, I don't think anyone was expecting an album from them since they singed to Interscope and MO.P. ain't really a group that listents to those big CEOs. 50 said he wanted to put their album out but with the right set up and apparantley Fame wasn't completley focused on that. I don't know how much truth there is to that but Billy has said in a few interviews that Fame did have som personal issues (not againts 50, just some personal shit).

What I'm saying is that you said music wise; they did 2 tracks and both of them were dope. If they sucked then I would say that they didn't have good chemistry. But music wise, as you put it, we can only judge those 2 tracks.

I see what you're saying, but I expected an MOP album on G-Unit though. I always expect new albums when rappers/groups signed to new labels.
Can u up those tracks if u got them? I haven't heard them.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Meho on February 08, 2008, 09:14:20 AM
Here's a Youtube hook up, if you like em I'll get the mp3 too:

http://www.youtube.com/v/N3wc7ohI0LU&rel=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/Sky9LqcAxdM&rel=1
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: K.Dub on February 08, 2008, 09:35:29 AM
Yeah, the tracks was good, thanks for hookup
Are the mp3's untagged?
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Man On The Moon on February 08, 2008, 10:06:10 AM
I did NOT see that one coming  :D

50 needs to drop everybody anyways and just keep the core of G-Unit like back in the days. Olivia and M.O.P. already went away, Hot Rod must follow. Mobb Deep might stay, they seem to have a good relationship and chemistry on the mic.

Anyways, let's hope we get that MO.P. album a.s.a.p. now, Premo apparantley did a few cuts on the album.

I have a question. Why do you have a pic of game in your sig?
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: R1ZE on February 08, 2008, 01:42:03 PM
MOP were also on the "I'll Whip Ya Head Boy" remix
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Okka on February 08, 2008, 01:45:06 PM
MOP were also on the "I'll Whip Ya Head Boy" remix

Yeah, it was a dope song.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: UKnowWhatItIs: welcome to my traps....game over on February 08, 2008, 02:30:51 PM
MOP were also on the "I'll Whip Ya Head Boy" remix

Yeah, it was a dope song.
I used to have this untagged, anyone mind uploading it for me???
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Euro-Trash on February 08, 2008, 02:56:41 PM
COME ON NOW M.O.P. SUCKS. THATS WHY THEY SIGNED WITH GAY UNIT IN THE FIRST PLACE
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Blood$ on February 08, 2008, 03:19:44 PM
I actually just thought about M.O.P. the other day, and if they were still on G-Unit or not

saw this one coming from a mile away, just didn't know when it would actually happen

I wish them the best, hope they drop another album soon  8)
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Meho on February 08, 2008, 03:32:46 PM
I did NOT see that one coming  :D

50 needs to drop everybody anyways and just keep the core of G-Unit like back in the days. Olivia and M.O.P. already went away, Hot Rod must follow. Mobb Deep might stay, they seem to have a good relationship and chemistry on the mic.

Anyways, let's hope we get that MO.P. album a.s.a.p. now, Premo apparantley did a few cuts on the album.

I have a question. Why do you have a pic of game in your sig?

Why mustn't we stare at the sun ? (since we're both asking question we know the anwser to)


KDub:
http://rapidshare.com/files/90257077/05-mop_feat_50_cent-when_death_becomes_you-rns.mp3.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/90257594/m.o.p._-_big_boy_game_feat._50_cent.mp3.html
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Euro-Trash on February 08, 2008, 03:34:40 PM
SO YOU HAVE GAME IN YOUR SIG BECAUSE YOURE GAY?
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: K.Dub on February 08, 2008, 03:46:55 PM
SO YOU HAVE GAME IN YOUR SIG BECAUSE YOURE GAY?

Eeh, you got Brotha Lynch Hung in your avatar, does that mean you're gay?


Thanks for the links meho, props
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: big mat on February 08, 2008, 07:36:39 PM
bout time, warriors was released in 2000
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Euro-Trash on February 09, 2008, 03:15:52 AM
ARE YOU TRYING TO COME ONTO ME FAGGOT
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Sikotic™ on February 09, 2008, 03:27:00 AM
They did a lot fo great things on G-Unit records, like appear in 50 Cent videos and be his cheerleader.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Plague on February 09, 2008, 10:27:15 AM
Good move but I wanted to hear 50 and Banks spit some hardcore shit over some Fizzy Womack beats.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: KURUPTION-81 on February 09, 2008, 10:39:45 AM
Good luck to them, when death becomes you is a great track.
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: Man On The Moon on February 09, 2008, 01:55:21 PM
I did NOT see that one coming  :D

50 needs to drop everybody anyways and just keep the core of G-Unit like back in the days. Olivia and M.O.P. already went away, Hot Rod must follow. Mobb Deep might stay, they seem to have a good relationship and chemistry on the mic.

Anyways, let's hope we get that MO.P. album a.s.a.p. now, Premo apparantley did a few cuts on the album.

I have a question. Why do you have a pic of game in your sig?

Why mustn't we stare at the sun ? (since we're both asking question we know the anwser to)


KDub:
http://rapidshare.com/files/90257077/05-mop_feat_50_cent-when_death_becomes_you-rns.mp3.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/90257594/m.o.p._-_big_boy_game_feat._50_cent.mp3.html

I just find it funny, since you use to hate on Game like a mufucka.
Title: m.o.p leaving g-unit??
Post by: snopafly on February 10, 2008, 08:03:58 AM
 8) hope the rumor is true, that m.o.p is leaving g-unit. so thay can focus make good music .

like "gold as ice"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiQJBDNOco4
Title: Re: m.o.p leaving g-unit??
Post by: snopafly on February 10, 2008, 08:06:59 AM
 8) or "ante up"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlQhsm6E6HQ
Title: Re: M.O.P. saying "goodbye" to G-Unit Records
Post by: K-9 on February 10, 2008, 08:30:25 AM
I THOUGHT YOU COULDNT LEAVE THE DEVIL AFTER SIGNING CONTRACT :)  LOOK AT MOBB DEEP WITH THEIR G-UNOT TATOOS. I DONT REALLY CARE ANYMORE  ABOUT G-UNIT ONLY SPIDER ....
Title: Re: m.o.p leaving g-unit??
Post by: big mat on February 20, 2008, 12:27:06 PM
8) hope the rumor is true, that m.o.p is leaving g-unit. so thay can focus make good music .

like "gold as ice"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiQJBDNOco4

it's COLD as ice, you mothafuckin dumb fuckin fuck
Title: Re: m.o.p leaving g-unit??
Post by: K.Dub on February 20, 2008, 12:31:03 PM
8) hope the rumor is true, that m.o.p is leaving g-unit. so thay can focus make good music .

like "gold as ice"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiQJBDNOco4

it's COLD as ice, you mothafuckin dumb fuckin fuck
:laugh: