Wiz Khalifa has announced that his Taylor Gang Entertainment has signed a label deal with Atlantic Records. After five years of independent distribution, the Gang levels up to major label status, providing an opportunity for the imprint's artists to make an impact on an international scale. The new deal will not affect artists currently signed to major labels, such as Wiz, Ty Dolla $ign and Juicy J, but will provide a platform for existing and new talent for the rest of Taylor Gang's roster.
"We are very pleased to expand our business with our partners at Atlantic Records/Warner Music. 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," said Gang co-founder Will Dzombak when asked about the deal. Wiz echoed his sentiment, saying, "[I’m] very excited about the deal with the gang. These guys are my family and friends first, now we're gonna take this this shit to the next level.”
“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,” said Atlantic Records Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Wiz and the Gang to take his crew to the next level, and welcome them to the Atlantic family.”
Boasting a bevy of artists, including Berner, Chevy Woods, Raven Felix, J.R. Donato, Tuki Carter and Sosamann, Taylor Gang has grown to be a successful independent rap labels since its founding in 2011. Inspiring loyalty in its legion of devoted fans, Taylor Gang artists have earned more than six billion plays on YouTube and over six billion streams on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. With active touring schedules in music, Taylor Gang has played to millions of fans across the globe, building a diverse and organic fanbase. The new label deal with Atlantic Records will make Taylor Gang an even better venture for artists and fans.
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