Ludacris has signed Lil Scrappy to his label, Disturbing Tha Peace.
AllHipHop.com reports that Luda confirmed the newest addition to his imprint during a show in Atlanta on April 5. After the announcement he brought Lil Scrappy out to his 2006 hit, “Money in the Bank.”
This news comes just two weeks after rumors began to circulate that Scrappy had left Lil’ John’s label, BME Recordings, and Warner Bros. Records.
According to Chaka Zulu, DTP’s CEO, this deal would absorb Scrappy’s label into their family. Anything that’s produced under the deal will be released by Def Jam (DTP’s parent label).
DTP is happy to have Scrappy on board. “He has been involved in a major movement in southern Hip-Hop and also has shown he can be an asset as a businessman/CEO with his G’s Up brand,” Chaka told AllHipHop.com, “I am extremely excited about the next moves for Scrappy, as we have signed him to Def Jam. He can stand next to Hip-Hop’s elite and compete.”
Scrappy is getting a warm welcome from DTP as he will be featured on three of their albums later this year, including Luda and Shawnna’s forthcoming Battle of the Sexes. He’ll also be appearing on Willy Northpole’s The Connect and Playaz Circle’s Flight 360.
But before he gets in the booth with his new fam, Scrappy has to finish filming a movie. Then he’s going out on tour to promote his next album, The Grustle.
— Sonya Eskridge