Few rap artists have been as effective at pushing their brand as Wiz Khalifa in recent memory. Over the past five years, the Pittsburgh rapper's Taylor Gang Entertainment has been on a steady rise thanks to Wiz's early mixtape work and the addition of artists like Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign. On Friday, Wiz Khalifa and Atlantic Records announced a label deal that ensures worldwide distribution for the Taylor Gang imprint.
“Wiz is an amazingly talented artist, songwriter and entrepreneur," said Atlantic Records Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald in a press release. "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.”
For his part, Wiz said he was "Very excited about the deal with the gang." He continued, "These guys are my family and friends first, now we're gonna take this this shit to the next level.”