New York rapper Charles Hamilton has reemerged into the music scene by signing a record deal with Republic Records and having a song set to debut on Fox’s “Empire” show.
According to reports, Hamilton has aligned himself with Republic Records.
The Harlem MC inked a new deal with Republic Records, and while the terms of the contract were not disclosed, Hamilton is looking to make an immediate impact, and will be performing new music during his intimate performance at Sayers Club in Los Angeles tonight. While Hamilton recently released a snippet of his new song, “Correct,” his actual new single, “New York Raining,” which features Rita Ora, will debut during the season finale of Fox’s Empire set to air next month. (Complex)
Check out what Republic Records said about Hamilton on the next page…
The label issued a statement on teaming up with Hamilton.
“Charles is back and the excitement for his return is immeasurable. The enthusiasm in the marketplace is overwhelming and we are thrilled to participate in the evolution of his career,” said Monte Lipman, co-founder and chief executive of Republic Records. (Complex)
Back in 2012, Hamilton spoke out on a rumored Eminem collaboration track
“The thing about that track is, it was part of a bargaining chip. The real war came down to Warner Bros. and Interscope,” Hamilton explained. “Jimmy Iovine basically said, ‘Do you wanna work with Eminem?’ and I was said, ‘Sure.’ [But] I had my poker face on. I’m not gonna go, ‘Oh, goodie goodie!’ [But] I get to work with Em. I’ve publicly stated that he’s one of my favorite artists, so I went to work with him. [It was a] very cool situation.” (MTV)
He also detailed the studio session vibe being around one of his favorite rappers.
“He laid the drum pattern down, I played the instruments, wrote my lyrics, wrote the hook and did a piano solo,” he said, going on to reference the “Wayans Brothers” theme song. “We didn’t sit back like ‘We’re brothers! We’re happy and we’re singing and we’re colored!’ We were just cool. We had a very interesting conversation, and in that conversation, I had a decision to make, whether or not I’m going to take the road Em traveled or if I’m going to do my thing.” (MTV)