There’s been a lot of talk in the hip-hop world about Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. After confirming Wale and Meek Mill’s presence on the roster, Ross and co. inked a signifcant distribution deal with Warner Music. Then, word got out that Atlanta’s Pill had become part of Maybach Music Group. I don’t know for sure, here’s my theory on why this happened. Pill signed to Asylum at the start of 2010. Asylum is under the Warner Music umbrella. Since signing with the major label, Pill’s movement lost some momentum. The folks at Warner saw the buzz around MMG and knew that if Pill went to Ross’ team, it would breathe life back into his movement. Ross probably welcomed Pill because, well, Pill’s a really talented MC with a charismatic personality. That’s just my theory, though. I could be totally wrong.
Another Atlanta rapper signed a record deal. YC, who is best known for the hit song “Racks”, inked a deal with Universal Music Group. YC broke the news on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, and even brought the contract to the radio studio during his appearance on Emperor Searcy’s show. I saw some video for the party that was thrown to celebrate YC’s deal. Natalie Nunn was all up on him. That’s should show everyone not in the ATL how popular “Racks” has become. What Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow” is to Pittsburgh, “Racks” is to Atlanta.