'Jersey Shore' star Pauly D teams up with 50 Cent

ALICIA QUARLES
AP
Rapper and businessman Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, poses with Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio from MTV's "Jersey Shore," at the G-Unit Offices, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in New York. DelVecchio signed a record deal with 50 Cent's G-Note record label, which focuses on dance and pop music. (AP Photo/PictureGroup, Brad Barket)

NEW YORK (AP) — He's talked about it, but now Pauly D is officially a member of 50 Cent's music group.

The "Jersey Shore" star officially signed to the rapper's G-Note label Thursday. The label focuses on dance and pop music — a good fit for Pauly D, since he's known as a DJ as well as a reality star.

He's been working in music since he was 16 and parlayed his success on the MTV hit series into becoming an in-demand DJ. Pauly D even joined Britney Spears for a few dates on her recent "Femme Fatal" tour as an opening act.

A few months ago Pauly D confirmed that he and the rapper were working together.

50 Cent said Pauly D was a "great addition to G-Note and G-Unit family" and called him smart and creative.

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http://www.g-noterecords.com/

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Alicia Quarles is the AP's global entertainment editor. Follow her at http://www.twitter.com/aliciaquarles