Taylor Gang leader Wiz Khalifa‘s flourishing record label is now two members short as First Lady Lola Monroe and producer Cardo are no longer with the team.
While the label is still supportive of both entertainers, their direct ties to Taylor Gang have been cut.
“After years of helping build their careers, we did not feel as if the relationships were mutually beneficial,” a Taylor Gang executive told XXL. “We wish LoLa and Cardo the best but hope they move on in their respective directions without affiliating themselves to the Taylor Gang brand or name.” (XXL Mag)
Coincidentally, reports claim Lola and Cardo were never officially signed to Taylor Gang despite their publicized partnership.
Monroe, who Wiz referred to in July of last year as the best female rapper around, was featured on Taylor Allderdice and Wiz’s most recent album O.N.I.F.C., while Cardo was one of the main architects of both Taylor Allderdice project and Wiz’s breakout 2010 mixtape Kush and OJ. Neither, however, had official contracts or deals in place with Taylor Gang, despite earlier reports, according to label reps. (XXL Mag)
Earlier this summer Wiz announced rapper Ty Dollar $ign as his latest Taylor Gang signee.
“Look here, man, I’m not even going to hold you people anymore,” Wiz said in an video. “This dude right here makes amazing music, I’m a huge fan, been a huge fan, so it’s only right that Ty Dollar $ign joins Taylor Gang, you know what I mean? It is what it is, he smokes a ton of pot, too. So we’re going to pass the jar, it’s a little thing we like to do over at Taylor Gang, just a small token of our appreciation for coming over here. And congratulations on a dope a** mixtape. Beach House 2, make sure you guys go and get that right now. I’m passing the jar, bruh. Smoke that.” (Civil TV)
The crew’s Chevy Woods previously talked to SOHH about the roster’s growth.
“I’m bringing my me and my laid back personality. The Taylor Gang is one gang, but we’re all different. No one is trying to be other other. All of us do little things to spread their message to the world. Each Taylor Gang member is good with the lane of music they’re doing … we can jump into each others lane and make it work. As far as what I want to get out the game, I’m not looking for a big pot of gold or a certain amount of money or none of that sh**. I’m just lookin’ for the repsect and the love.” (SOHH)