“They were trying to jump retail on Interscope and G-Unit, since 50 Cent has been touring the world with M.O.P., there has been a resurgence in sales and awareness of the First Fam,” Laze wrote on the forums of M.O.P’s web site. “We feel that this was wrong by Koch and though the Marxmen is a great record, it should not be viewed as the G-Unit album since the Marxmen was made under the stress of our former Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam situation.
According to Laze, the first shipment of M.O.P Salutes The St. Marxmen will be pulled off the shelves and repackaged in 2006. The LP hit stores October 18th and featured guest appearances by Wyclef Jean, Jay-Z, the late O.D.B. and production from DJ Premier, 9th Wonder and Nottz. The CD will now be re-released after M.O.P.’s official G-Unit album hits stores.