-Rapper Killer Mike has officially signed to T.I.’s independent label, Grand Hustle records.

"His album, 'I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II' is doing sales
independently so we want to give that a chance to keep selling," says Grand Hustle co-founder and T.I.'s manager, Jason Geter. “We want to give him a monster single with T.I. eventually but we haven’t decided where we want to sign his next project."

Grand Hustle is also home to rappers Young Dro, 8Ball & MJG, Big Kuntry, Yung LA, DJ Drama and Alfamega.

-Paul Wall will release his third album, “Fast Life,” via Asylum in early
2009. The LP’s first single is "Bizzy Body" and features Webbie and
producer-rapper, Mouse On Da Track. Akon, Amadeus and Beans & Cornbread are among the LP’s producers and features include Akon, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, Too Short, Z-Ro, Lil' Keke and Wall’s own rap group, Expensive Taste.

Wall’s last LP, 2007’s “Get Money, Stay True,” peaked at No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart.

-Rapper Consequence announced today, via an online clip, that he recently signed to Universal Motown. In conjunction with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music imprint and Consequence’s own label, Band Camp Records, the rapper is aiming to release his album, “You Win Some, You Lose Some," by summer 2009. The project will be executive produced by Q-Tip and Kanye West.