We’re actually a bit surprised that this deal wasn’t already in place years ago. Now, Wiz Khalifa’s long-running crew Taylor Gang has now received a distribution deal from Atlantic Records, a move that Wiz revealed via social media:
In addition, Atlantic chairman/COO Julie Greenwald also spoke on the new partnership:
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…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.
Obviously, this doesn’t affect Wiz or (Taylor Gang members) Juicy J and Ty Dolls $ign specifically, as they’re already signed to their own label deals; other members (such as Chevy Woods or Berner) now have a machine to help them push their music forward. Congrats to the Taylor Gang crew.
Wiz Khalifa lets go of a new visual for ‘Gang Gang’, a Taylor Gang track featuring Chevy Woods and (new member?) Casey Veggies. Check out the clip above, which pretty much features footage of the gang on tour.
So, it looks like Juicy J has joined Wiz Khalifa in the marijuana business, as he now has his own strain titled ‘Green Suicide’…which is pretty much the giveaway for the duo’s latest visual. The track can be found on the recent release Rude Awakening (created alongside producer TM88).
Wiz Khalifa and Lil Uzi Vert do what they do best (live the life, essentially) in their new visual for ‘Pull Up’, directed by Itchy House Films. Perhaps this track will appear on Wiz’s forthcoming Rolling Papers 2 project.
Last month, Wiz Khalifa filed a lawsuit against former label Rostrum Records for $1 million, claiming that the label continues to rip him off as a result of his 360 deal. Now, the label that Benjy Grinberg built is firing back with a lawsuit of their own — they claim that Wiz owes them more than $2 million.
According to the new lawsuit, Wiz is still obligated to pay 15% of his touring and music royalties, as well as 20% of merchandising, and — presumably since Wiz tried to sue them — it’s time to pay up.
You can read more on the story here. If you’re trying to be a recording artist, learn from Wiz’s situation.
Check this out: Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons join Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors for the posse cut ‘Sucker For Pain’. The track appears on the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Suicide Squad, which also sees appearances from Action Bronson, Skrillex, Rick Ross, Kehlani and more.
Enjoy the clip for ‘Sucker For Pain’ via Facebook above.