Exclusive: Curren$y On Super Warner Bros. Takeover, "I'm F*cking Pumped About It"
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 3:40PM
With Warner Bros. Records making waves by recently signing Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and acquiring hot young talent such as XV to their roster, SOHH reached out to Curren$y about having an all-star line-up on the label.
Asked what he thought about Warner Bros.' latest additions, Curren$y exclaimed his excitement.
"I'm f*cking pumped about it," Curren$y told SOHH when asked about being on the same label as Maybach Music and XV. "And they signed [R&B singer] Jill Scott too. So Jill Scott's over here, Rick Ross signed Teedra Moses. She's from New Orleans [like me]. It's crazy. It's great when you need to look for features and you have a pretty steep stable [of Warner Bros. artists]." (SOHH)
Curren$y signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the start of this year.
Slow and steady wins the race. At least if your name's Curren$y. The New Orleans-bred MC reaped the benefits of a steady independent grind today (February 1), when it was announced that he'd officially signed with Asylum/Warner Bros. Records. The deal with Warner arrives on the heels of a landmark 2010 for Curren$y. He dropped two LPs- Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II- through Damon Dash's Blu Roc record label (distributed by Def Jam), both of which reportedly sold 40k and 30k units, respectively. (MTV)
Last week, Rick Ross defended his decision to bring Maybach Music Group to Warner Bros.
"You know, as a boss you gotta make certain things happen and that's what I was able to do," Ross explained in an interview. "Me, as a solo artist, we're still at Def Jam Records, I have another album or two [to release due to contractual obligation]. But me being an executive, me being a boss, Maybach Music, I had an opportunity to sow my royal oats. We needed a situation that understood that we could make music at a much quicker rate than a lot of people do. And I wanted to put out music at that same rate. I think it's obviously, since we closed the deal, maybe a little more than two months later, here we are today, Self Made in stores. It's constant meetings and discussions and attorney hours. I got great relationships over at Def Jam, so I was pretty much getting my words across. It basically just came down to what was best for Maybach Music and Warner." (RapFix)
Maybach Music's Warner Bros. debut landed on the sales chart this week.
Maybach Music Group Self Made compilation also debuted on the chart at No. 5. With a week under their belts, the new disc has sold 58,900 copies in its first week on store shelves (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent Curren$y interview below: