Wiz Khalifa Announces New Label Deal With Atlantic Records
Wiz Khalifa has had a great month with back to back accomplishments. Earlier this month he launched his father-son clothing line, and now Taylor Gang has a new home with news breaking that his brand has been signed to Atlantic Records. Following five years of independent distribution, Khalifa announced this new label deal. Although the deal won’t impact Wiz, Ty Dolla $ign, or Juicy J, who already have major label backing, it is set to help the rest of Taylor Gang’s roster with Atlantic’s support.
Wiz confirmed the deal when he retweeted a source of the news on twitter saying, “Look who got a label deal”. He made a statement saying, “Very excited about the deal with the gang,” “These guys are my family and friends first. Now we’re gonna take this shit to the next level.” Along with Wiz, Juicy, and Ty Dolla $ign, Taylor Gang includes artists such as Berner, Chevy Woods, Raven Felix, J.R. Donato, Tuki Carter, and Sosamann. This year, all of these artist have been hard at work, creating their forthcoming album Taylor Gang, Vol. 1. Taylor Gang co-founder Will Dzombak added, "This is a great step forward for Taylor Gang as we get ready to move into the new year and focus on growth; we are all very excited.
According to AllHipHop.com, Chairman of Atlantic Records Julie Greenwald, released a statement earlier this week embracing the rapper and his brand. “Wiz is an amazingly talented artist, songwriter and entrepreneur. We’ve been so proud to have him as an Atlantic recording artist for the past six years, during which he also built Taylor Gang into a powerhouse Hip Hop brand with a phenomenal fan following.” Then added “We are thrilled to be partnering with Wiz and Taylor Gang to take his crew to the next level, and welcome them to the Atlantic family.”
Looks like Wiz and the gang have a lot to celebrate, and since they’ve been working so hard it looks like we have a lot to look forward to in music.