BET Awards: Drake Signs Deal With Universal??????Published by Michael Arceneaux on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 3:00 am.
*Kanye West Voice* C’mon homey, WE MAJOR….WE MAJOR?? I know this post is probably going to ruffle a few feathers, but hey, the wait is driving A LOT of us insane so I might as well let the cat out the bag. According to several sources on the left coast, Toronto native, and Hip-Hop’s second coming, Drake, who’s been used as tug toy between Atlantic Records, Universal Records, Interscope Records and Def Jam Records has allegedly inked a deal with Universal Records.
From my understanding, Drake was set to announce his new found Hip-Hop residence some time soon, but I guess word got out a little premature and landed directly in my lap. Now, the lil birdie who threw me this tidbit got the information straight from the label, so you can kill the “LowKey’s making up ish” commentary- ASAP. And if this doesn’t serve true, well someone up at Universal Records has a lot of explaining to do.
Before this new sprinkle of information, Drake was reportedly being courted by not only Atlantic Records, but Def Jam and Interscope as well. It’s also being said that the Hip-Hop rookie turned down a hefty sized offering from Jimmy Iovine and Interscope Records which was reported to be worth about $2 Million.
Assuming the signing is valid, Drake can officially join his bosses’ Young Money conglomerate over at Universal Motown. Though details and numbers in regards to Drake’s signing haven’t been revealed just yet, I’m sure more batches of information will surface this weekend out in L.A., since there’s 92.6% Mr. Drizzy will be somewhere lurking around The Shrine Auditorium come Sunday, June 28.
The 2009 BET Awards are HERE.……..KEEP IT LOCKED!
Low “Congrats to Drake…GOOD LUCK” Key