Atlantic Records has signed hip-hop artist Juvenile to a long-term, exclusive, worldwide deal. An album is due in early 2005.

Atlantic Records has signed hip-hop artist Juvenile to a long-term, exclusive, worldwide deal. An album is due in early 2005.

The rapper shifts to Atlantic from Cash Money/Universal, which released his sixth solo album, "Juve the Great," currently No. 7 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The cut "Slow Motion" has been No. 1 on Hot Rap Tracks for three weeks.

Additionally, Juvenile's UTP Records has joined the Atlantic family of labels. UTP is home to the Juvenile-led group of the same name, whose other members are Wacko and Skip. The trio is currently charting with the album "The Beginning of the End..." (UTP/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life).