News: Stat Quo Confirms Joint Label W/ Game, Sends Out Rolex Records Invites
Monday, Dec 3, 2012 11:50AM
Atlanta rapper Stat Quo has confirmed recent rumblings from West Coast hip-hop artist Game about a joint Rolex Records label launch and openly requested all submissions to interested musicians.
While an official Rolex Records website launch is still in the works, Quo directed his Twitter followers to where they can go to send their music in the meantime.
"All artist writters an producers looking to submit music to me an @thegame for Rolex Records go to http://blazetrak.com," he tweeted December 1st.
"Vengeance is patient an never dies an it should never be seen coming" (Stat Quo's Twitter)
Heading into the weekend, Game broke the news about his new label.
"I just started a new record label, Rolex Records, and we're going to get off the ground and see if we can move," he says. The label is a joint venture between Game and fellow rapper, Stat Quo. "He was signed to Aftermath with me in the beginning. Now we're business partners, which is cool because he was a good friend of mine and he's just as equally music smart so we'll see how it goes," says Game. (Billboard)
The former G-Unit member also expects to release his own music through the company in the near future.
"Jesus Piece" fulfills the rapper's contractual obligations to Interscope and it looks like he will be handling his future releases on his own terms going forward. He confirms to Billboard that he is planning to use the label as an outlet to put out his new music, adding "that is the idea behind it." As Rolex Records is still in the beginning stages, Game says he hasn't had much time to figure out his long-term goals for the label. "We've been up and running for about 30 days. We're gonna do it big though." He mentioned that he had just secured an office space for Rolex in Los Angeles. (Billboard)
Prior to things fizzling out in the late 2000's, Stat enjoyed a run with Shady Records.
With enough hustle, his mixtapes wound up separately in the hands of Eminem and Dr. Dre, and the two jointly signed Stat Quo to their respective imprints in 2004. Upon releasing more mixtapes and guest rapping on various songs, Stat Quo received a good deal of press as the first Southern rap signee to the Shady/Aftermath block. Appearances on major releases by Young Buck and Eminem kept his name afloat while his debut album, Statlanta, experienced numerous delays. (All Music)