G-Unit's own Lloyd Banks recently talked about 50 Cent and his G-Unit label going independent after their current deal with Interscope Records ends. According to Banks, he is still figuring out the exact release date for his third solo album. "Yeah, we're aiming for a summer release, late summer. Its not a stamp date, but that's where I'm headed for," he said in an interview. "This is my year. That's the other thing. When you are working independent, you can decide when…sometimes when you are working for a label, they put you on that time clock. Sometimes, things can get forced. We'll see in the very near future, it's a very smart option [for G-Unit to go independent.] Based on the response that I've gotten from 'Beamer, Benz of Bentley,' the artist is more powerful than you think…When I did the, 'Officer Down' – the response to Rick Ross – it was already 700 – 800 thousand free download before we even made the deal with iTunes. Before they approached me and I still sold 60 or 70 thousand."
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