Over the last year, Apple Music has signed exclusive streaming deals with Future, Drake, and Chance The Rapper, among others. Now, it seems that the ubiquitous tech company has inked a deal with one of rap music's first moguls, Birdman. Apple Music's head of content, Larry Jackson, announced the deal with Birdman in an Instagram post over the weekend. According to Billboard, an anonymous source confirmed the deal on Tuesday.
"Welcome to the fam @birdman5star," Jackson wrote on Instagram. "Tough negotiator. Much respeck." Birdman posted the same photo on Instagram on Tuesday night, linking to an article about the deal published by Music Business Worldwide.
If Apple Music's reported contract with Birdman includes his Cash Money Records label, the deal would mark the company's first with a full label. Birdman has previously announced plans for two upcoming releases: his solo album, Ms. Gladys and a Rich Gang compilation entitled The Lifestyle 2.
Representatives for Birdman and Apple Music were not immediately available for comment.