YG signs with UTA

YG Signs for Representation with UTA

Shortly after being featured on Mariah Carey’s new single “I Don’t,” rapper YG has signed for representation with UTA worldwide. At UTA, the Los Angeles-based artist will be represented by a team of agents on behalf of his interests in all areas. He is co-managed by Brandon Moore of 4Hunnid along with Brad Scoffern and John Bogaard of Ceremony of Roses.

YG has worked with many of hip-hop’s leaders including Drake, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne and E-40. He first gained traction when he teamed up with DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla $ign on “Toot It and Boot It,” which lead to him landing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2009.

His 2014 debut album My Krazy Life, now certified gold, entered at No.1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts, and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The breakout single from the album, “Who Do You Love,” featuring Drake, went platinum. Also that year, he released a Netflix short film, Blame It on the Streets, documenting his life growing up in Compton, CA.

YG released his sophomore album Still Brazy in June 2016 with featured singles “FDT" (“F**k Donald Trump”) featuring Nipsey Hussle, "Twist My Fingaz" and "Why You Always Hatin?" featuring Drake and Kamaiyah. Since the release of the album, YG continues to use his music as a platform to speak on social issues including police brutality, anti-immigration and the Black Lives Matter movement.

In August 2016, YG, alongside his longtime business partner and manager Moore, launched his label 4Hunnid Records with distribution by Interscope Records.

In December, YG announced that his next mixtape, Just Re'd Up 3, executively produced by the artist and DJ Mustard, will be released in 2017.

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