Lil Pump is a rising star in the Hip Hop industry. Because of that- a LOT of labels want him. DJ Khaled has recently announced via instagram that there is currently a deal being negotiated to sign Lil Pump to his record label We The Best Music.
Khaled says he’s been calling lawyers and telling them to finish up the deal- because it’s urgent. And perhaps it is- there might be labels trying to steal him away right now that the public doesn’t even know about.
But from the looks of it- this smells pretty official. DJ Khaled’s team has met with Lil Pump’s team, so clearly they are seriously entertaining the idea of him joining ” We The Best Music”.
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MOGUL TALK!! STILL IN THE MEETING !!!! I TOLD MY LAWYER THIS IS URGENT !! Let’s get this deal done ! @lilpump @wethebestmusic??? LET THE LAWYERS WORK !!! Great meeting wit @lilpump and his team @DooneyThaLights @Abond15 @TimThaLights @ThaLightsGlobal BLESS UP !! AFTER YOU READ THIS POST MORE PICS OF THE MEETING UP NEXT ! 📸 @IvanBerrios
Not everyone has even gotten that far. Just last week Gucci Mane reached out Lil Pump on IG, telling him to “make an offer” to be under his label 1017 Brick Squad.
After that- it’s been radio silent.
Gucci Mane has been signing quite a few artists as of late, and most of them appear to be purely business plays.
Mane revealed his strategy in an interview with XXL Mag , he said:
“There’s a different sound to some of the stuff that’s going on. I’m forcing myself to like it because, it’s different,” he said at the time. “It’s not what I grew up listening to. It’s not the stuff I would generally play in my car, but if everybody else like it, who am I to say they’re stupid or that they’re wrong? …Yeah, so that’s kinda how it ended up, like if I keep saying that it’s stupid, then that means the next four, five artists that’s hot, I don’t sign them.”
So the question is- does DJ Khaled actually like Lil Pump- or is he just seeing dollar signs like Gucci Mane?
If we compare the two labels We The Best Music, and 1017 Brick Squad, neither seems to stick out as the obvious choice.
DJ Khaled’s record label has signed artists like , Mavado, Steph Lecor and Vado. None of which are nearly as famous as Khaled.
1017 Brick Squad has signed artists like Waka Flocka Flame, OJ da Juiceman, Chief Keef, Young Thug, PeeWee Longway, Ralo (rapper), Neon Dreams and Young Scooter,(Lil Wop).
Waka Flocka Flame and Chief Keef could be considered heavy hitters.
However, one could argue that DJ Khaled has more name recognition than even those two- as practically EVERYONE knows who he is. This is partly because DJ Khaled has a reach that expands into the POP genre as well, collaborating with superstars like Justin Bieber and Rhianna.
Also, the commercials have definitely helped as well.
Have you seen “Do Plants” campaign with Silk? It’s pretty entertaining.
Anyway, no matter Lil Pump’s choice, the fact of the matter is that he is now free from the vice like grip of Warner Brothers. They don’t own his ass any more, and that’s worth celebrating.
Just don’t go too heavy on the lean- ok Lil Pump?