Fast-growing independent hip-hop label 10K Projects has signed producer and writer Taz Taylor and his Internet Money creative collective to a joint venture label deal.
The agreement kicks off Friday with the release of Internet Money's "Somebody" featuring Lil Tecca and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
Since starting his career by selling beats online, Taylor, 26, has contributed to songs for Desiigner, Kodak Black, Trippie Redd, Juice WRLD, Big Sean, Drake, Gucci Mane, XXXTentacion and Chris Brown. He landed a Hot 100 top-five hit recently with his work on Lil Tecca's breakthrough single "Ransom."
All this caught the eye of 10K Projects founder and CEO Elliot Grainge, who is also the same age as Taylor. “Taz Taylor is a proven hitmaker who we believe will unearth and unlock true talent across multiple genres,” Grainge said. “Taz has the rare ability to not only create great music in the studio but mentor up-and-coming artists and producers and build hugely successful teams outside of it. We’re thrilled to be working with Taz and his entire team.”
Jacksonville, Florida, native Taylor envisioned Internet Money as a way to help emerging creatives collaborate and earn money outside of the major label system, and he has brought a crew of like-minded producers including Nick Mira (Post Malone, Tierra Whack), JRHITMAKER (Drake, Rich The Kid) and KC Supreme (Megan Thee Stallion, Iann Dior) into the fold.
“I’ve always had aspirations beyond being in the studio,” Taylor shared from his new Los Angeles home, which doubles as the Internet Money studios and headquarters. “We may come from different backgrounds, but Elliot and I are basically the same age, we have the same hunger for success and the same belief in taking big bets on artists we believe in. I can’t wait for people to hear what’s next.”
10K hip-hop signees Iann Dior and PoorStacy are also being developed under the joint venture.