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

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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)
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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

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