Taylor Gang leader Wiz Khalifa has just strengthened his crew. The Pittsburgh native has announced the signing of rap newcomer Lil Uzi Vert.

Wizzy went to Twitter last night (December 22) to confirm buzz about Vert joining the Gang.


A couple months ago, Wiz rolled out his Taylor Gang mixtape TGOD, Vol 1.

In October, Wiz made a boss move by securing an Atlantic Records distribution deal.

“Wiz is an amazingly talented artist, songwriter and entrepreneur,” said Atlantic Records Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald in a press release. “We’ve been so proud to have him as an Atlantic recording artist for the past six years, during which he also built Taylor Gang into a powerhouse hip-hop brand with a phenomenal fan following.” For his part, Wiz said he was “Very excited about the deal with the gang.” He continued, “These guys are my family and friends first, now we’re gonna take this this sh*t to the next level.” (The FADER)

Earlier the same week, Wiz revealed he had teamed up with Junk Food Clothing for a BASH collection launch.

“All the designs are based around Sebastian — all of his hobbies and the things that he’s into. I just really wanted it to feel personal to him, so when he sees it, he gets excited,” Khalifa, 29, tells PEOPLE. “He’s 3 years old, so he might not understand the concept of having his own clothing line. But the fact that all of his favorite things are all over his clothes, it makes him feel special; it makes him entertained by what he’s wearing.” (People)