Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) and rapper Yo Gotti’s Collective Music Group (CMG) have partnered to further develop and support CMG’s roster of artists including Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg and EST Gee, it was announced today.
The collaboration has already produced successes for Moneybagg Yo, who recently earned his first-ever Billboard 200 No. 1 album with A Gangsta’s Pain, which sat atop the chart for two weeks last month. 42 Dugg also scored a win with his mixtape Free Dem Boyz, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 this week.
“With 25 years under his belt as a successful artist, label head, manager and entrepreneur, Yo Gotti has built an impressive legacy in hip hop and remains one of the most exciting voices in music,” said IGA chairman John Janick in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with Gotti’s team to continue to build upon CMG’s incredible run in our business.”
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for John Janick, Steve Berman, Nicole Wyskoarko and the entire Interscope team and their track record of success,” added Gotti. “We share the same vision about winning – we want to break barriers, disrupt the industry and develop the next generation of superstars. I’m thrilled to partner with them as I continue focusing on CMG’s expansion.”
Founded in 2012, CMG has also worked to develop the careers of Blac Youngsta and BlocBoy JB.
“Gotti’s decades long ability to consistently identify the next important wave of talent is very rare in our business,” said IGA co-head of A&R Nicole Wyskoarko. “We’re excited about all of the new artists he and his team are currently developing and can’t wait to get started.”