La the Darkman: The Aphilliates ink deal with Asylum Records Article
"This is great news for La and the Aphilliates but won't make his next album hit the streets any sooner."
Asylum Records has announced a partnership with Atlanta-based Aphilliates Music Group, the label founded by DJ Drama, DJ Sense and Don Cannon, with Lason Jackson "aka La the Darkman" acting as President.
As part of the agreement, Asylum will provide marketing, distribution and sales services to Aphilliates Music Group, which was launched in 2003.
"We are excited to work with Asylum, it's the perfect home for us. They saw our vision and respected the way we work with our movements currently on our roster. There isn't a better place for us to be than with Asylum," said DJ Drama, who is responsible for the popular Gangsta Grillz mixtape series.
The label will initially focus on rapper Willie The Kid, who has been featured on various Aphilliates Music Group mixtapes.
"Under the leadership of Drama and his partners, Aphilliates has emerged as an innovative and successful independent hip-hop label," added Asylum President Todd Moscowitz. "We look forward to combining our expertise in independent sales, marketing and distribution to help support and develop these talented entrepreneurs and their roster of DJs and artists."
Asylum Records is distributed by WEA Corp., a division of Warner Music Group.