News: Dipset's Vado Lands Major Record Deal

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 5:43PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Diplomat associate Vado has landed his first major record label deal with music mogul Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records.

According to reports, Vado has taken his talents to Interscope after a short stay on E1 Music.

Vado is about to have a new home. The Harlem spitter confirmed to XXLMag.com that he recently inked a deal with the Interscope Records. Details of the deal are still emerging. V-Don's retail mixtape, Slime Flu hit stores last October, and was released on eOne. His collabo album with Cam'ron, Gunz N' Butta, is slated to drop next month on April 12 also through eOne. Vado will be appearing on XXL's UStream show Spotlight next Wednesday, April 6. (XXL Mag)

Last month, Dipset's Juelz Santana confirmed speculation of an Interscope deal.

"It's back to live action, it's back to doing what we do best," Santana explained in an interview. "We got the deal with Interscope. Shout-out to [Interscope Records CEO] Jimmy Iovine. I'm sure people seen the pictures up of us and [Dr.] Dre, so, you know, we've done records with Dre. That was a beautiful experience. Dre had Jim [Jones] in the booth for like an hour and a half..." (Ozone Mag)

Cam'ron recently talked about his studio sessions with Interscope's Dr. Dre.

"He definitely made me rap my verse like 33 times," Jones told us this past week about working with the good doctor. "It was cool. It was a great experience." Cam'ron also experienced Dre's penchant for perfectionism: "He made me get out and do my verse over," he recalled. "He's real intricate. Basically, he was like, 'I want this kind of flow,' and he'll mumble it out," the slick-witted MC continued, explaining the process. "It was like, 'Yo, go do that again; it's terrible.'" (MTV)

Last year, Dipset's Freekey Zekey hinted at an Interscope deal being in the works.

After an interview at The Source Magazine headquarters where Freekey Zekey insinuated that a Dipset deal with InterscopeRecords was possible by pointing to a magazine cover with Dr. Dre's picture (in addition to the revelation that the group has actually recorded with Dre), Freekey has confirmed that the group will be signing a deal with the label. "The papers are not actually signed right now [sic] but you could basically say it's going down," said Freekey in an interview with QTheQuestion.com, when prompted about the possibility of a deal with Interscope. (Hip Hop DX)

Check out some recent Vado footage down below:

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