Adam22 (real name Adam Grandmaison) of the No Jumper podcast and label imprint has been dropped by Atlantic Records, The Daily Beast reports. The major label launched No Jumper Records in March of this year. The first release from the label was "Hard" by Tay-K and Blocboy JB.
Earlier this year Pitchfork reported the story of two women who accused Grandmaison of sexual assault. The Daily Beast followed this with a separate woman's claim that he gave her Xanax when she was inebriated, then had sex with her and videotaped it without her consent. Grandmaison denies all of the allegations.
Grandmaison responded to the news of his Atlantic deal ending on YouTube, claiming that it “wasn’t really based on the accusations” and that it was merely the end of a one year contract the label chose not to renew. He did concede that the allegations bothered the label, “I won’t deny that it made Atlantic kind of uncomfortable and made it sort of complicated for them to continue to work with me.”
The FADER has contacted Atlantic for further comment.