Yo Gotti Announces CMG Label Partnership With Epic Records

posted Thursday February 14 ,2013 at 12:35PM CST | 12 comments

Yo Gotti Announces CMG Label Partnership With Epic Records

Exclusive: Yo Gotti brings his CMG label to Epic Records following rumors that he signed to the imprint.

Yo Gotti has announced a partnership between his CMG label with Epic Records.

After posting a picture of himself with Epic Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid to Instagram, Gotti has confirmed that the multi-million dollar, multi-tiered deal will offer a complete distribution and promotional opportunity for his CMG imprint.

"This is a solid partnership that allows me to do what I do on bigger platforms, with the respect and support of the Epic team," says Gotti. "Throughout L.A. Reid's career, I realize he has been a part of creating some of the biggest superstars in the industry. I feel there is no better person to partner with."

Gotti, who recently put out his single "Check" and will release its video soon, says that he was fielding financially substantial offers from other labels, but decided to go with Epic because the situation seemed like a smart business move.

"The independent success we've had thus far with our tour, merchandising and projects from myself and my first artist Zed Zilla has given me the perfect opportunity to create the best possible partnership for CMG," Gotti says. "I have no doubt that we will take our movement to its pinnacle with Epic Records."

Yo Gotti released his debut album Live from the Kitchen in January 2012 after several delays. The project, which released on RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music, bowed at No. 12 on the charts with 16,000 copies sold and spawned the singles "5 Star," "Single" and "We Can Get It On."

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  • Anonymous
    Why do these labels keep throwing money at artists who won't return their investment?
  • Anonymous
    well thats just fucked Gotti now!! you know he's just become l.a Reids bitch cause he's the money man!! would not surprise me if they did "RAP IDOL" soon. No more street music, no more gangster shit from gotti it will be water'd down by L.A to sound like some pop hop justin timberlake shit that will sell to 13 yr olds. r.i.p gottis career!
  • Anonymous
    gotti a real nigga, good for him
  • Anonymous
    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg
  • Anonymous
    wow gotti will soon be a puppet what the fuck watch his music style change wrong move gotti damn ima really hate it man damn money is the root of alll evilllll
  • Burmy
    And Yo has NOT LEARNED A THING from his RCA experience...back to Sony Music Group, the SAME GROUP that controls RCA. What was wrong with dropping an album INDEPENDENTLY? It worked for his first three ones...
    • Anonymous
      Epic>>>>>>>>>>RCA Not even close. Congratulate that man for getting a P&D deal, aka that independent deal with a major.
  • sa
    been fuckin wit Gotti since 'from da dope game to da rap game' good to CM come up like dat yo been grindin for years on dat independent tip. get ya money nigga cm8.
  • i know
    got dem racks, bulletproof & fvck your bestfriend BEST LAST GOTTI'S SONGS
  • Atl2Trill
    Live from the Kitchen isn't Yo Gotti's debut album. As usual Dx drops the ball on it's research. smh Also damn at Yo signing with a major.
  • Salute
    Good for Gotti. That dude is definitely a hustler. Looks like he does a sold-out show damn near every night via his IG pics. Just shows that if you grind hard on your own, you up your stock and labels will come find you. At that point you can demand what you deserve and turn down what you don't want. New rappers could learn from the #KOM. Salute! CM7 was crack!!!
    • hollywood
      The best post/response I seen on any hip hop site ever....