(50 Cent on Pauly D’s upcoming album)
By Nadeska Alexis
Pauly D’s deal with 50 Cent’s G-Notes Records was finally confirmed this week after a few months of hints and speculations. Now, Fif has his sights set on releasing a hit album. At the launch party for his SMS Audio headphones line in NYC on Monday night, the G-Unit CEO gave MTV News a few details on Pauly D’s upcoming album, due out in 2012. “Pauly’s project is not all his performance on the actual records,” Fif explained. “It’s more like what you would get from a DJ Khaled or DJ Drama but also what you would get from David Guetta — so it’s a cross between those two worlds, and I think it’s exciting.”
A cross between two notorious hip-hop DJs and one of the most popular electronic DJs is certainly an interesting combination for Pauly D, who has already built a fanbase from reality TV. With plans for Pauly to star in his own MTV show in the coming months, 50 was pretty confident that the tanned star is primed to blow up. “He obviously has a huge platform moving forward. His show is a spin-off from ‘Jersey Shore,’ ” 50 said. “And being in front of large audiences every night DJing — we’re gonna make a hit record out of the actual material that we have around and some of the new stuff that we’ll put together.”
Maybe we’ll get a chance to see 50 Cent and Pauly D working together on the album when the Rhode Island native finally debuts his own reality show. Earlier this year, Pauly D gave MTV News an idea of what fans might expect from the story line.
“It’ll be probably along the lines of, I used to be this DJ in Rhode Island, DJing two sets a week, hustling, promoting,” he explained. “And all of a sudden, I’m on this show, and now they’re sending private jets for me to DJ for these huge crowds, yet I’m still the same guy that was DJing for 200 people, just loving life.”