Dr. Dre signed a deal with Interscope president, Jimmy Iovine to own his own record label (Aftermath Entertainment) which would parent under Interscope Records. Aftermath Record became hugely sucessful with their artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Eve & Busta Rhymes. After signing Eminem, Dr. Dre gave Eminem permission to start his own record label, Shady Records, which would be a joint company to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainemnt.
Shady/Aftermath Records still lives on today as one of the greatest hip-hop labels. After signing 50 Cent to their label on a joint deal, Dr. Dre and Eminem were very optismistic. And they were right, 50 Cent sold 11 milion records of his debut album, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. 50 Cent started his own G-Unit Records which would parent under Interscope Records.
Other Artists would create labels under Interscope including Timaland’s Mosley Music (Keri Hilson, One Republic, Chris Cornell…), Akon’s Kon Live (Lady GaGa, Kardinall Offishall…), DGC (The All-American Rejects, Black Tide, Papa Roach, Weezer…), etc…
In 2010 they discovered a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Brazil, Marcy Mars and they are distributing her music now. She is being compared to Bob Dylan on the site jango.com and receiving a lot of positive reviews about her originality.
As always The Interscope Group is surprising us with great artists.
Edited by YakitaTamaro on 19 Mar 2010, 02:05
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