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Rick Ross Signs with Epic Records


ABC/Randy HolmesAfter being on Def Jam Recordings for a decade, Rick Ross has found a new label home with Epic Records.

The label has announced that Rozay signed an exclusive new worldwide deal where he’ll release the follow-up to last year’s Black Market.

“Because of the hustle, perseverance and willingness to put in the work, I’ve been blessed to see multiple Grammy nominations, 8 chart-topping studio albums, multiple business ventures and run one of the most respected music conglomerates in the game,” says Ross in a statement. “LA Reid understands the route that we took and has witnessed our success manifest itself from the beginning!”

Ross continues, “You have to respect the moves that he and the entire EPIC team have made these past few years, not just in music, but in business entirely. I’m excited to be working with LA Reid and Epic Records. Looking forward to another successful decade and beyond in the music business and to continuing an #EPIC career!”

LA Reid, Chairman and CEO, commented: “It’s an honor to be back together and to kick off Rick’s second decade as one of hip-hop’s bona-fide kings.”

Billboard reports this new deal has no effect on the rapper’s Maybach Music Group, which Ross founded in 2009 with Atlantic Records. However, it seems MMG just might follow suit. “We’re gonna stay focused on the music, but I do have my eyes open for opportunities. And L.A. is most definitely interested in bringing MMG over to Epic Records,” Ross told Billboard.

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