News: QUALITY CONTROL MUSIC SIGNS JOINT VENTURE W/ CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP/MOTOWN

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Quality Control Music (QCM), the highly successful and influential hip-hop label based in Atlanta, has entered into a new joint venture with Capitol Music Group (CMG), in tandem with its Motown Records label, in which QCM artists will be worked by Motown and other divisions within CMG. The deal was announced today by QCM’s CEO, Pierre “Pee” Thomas, the company’s COO, Kevin “Coach K” Lee, and CMG’s Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett. The deal was brought to CMG and signed by Motown President, Ethiopia Habtemariam, who will oversee the companies’ partnership in conjunction with CMG Executive Vice President, Scott Greer.

The first release under the new agreement will come in the fourth quarter of this year from Atlanta-based rapper OG Maco, who has risen to fame through a series of EPs and mixtapes and his 2014 smash single, “U Guessed It.”  CMG and Motown teams and affiliations for Quality Control Music artists will be jointly decided on a case-by-case basis between the two companies, with releases being handled through Universal Music Distribution or CMG’s Caroline. 

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Chris Owens – Class of 2020

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Video: GGM – Geronimo Featuring Yak Boy Fresh | @SAVAGEhaRD @YakBoyFresh @Misfit_Go

Video: GGM – Geronimo Featuring Yak Boy Fresh

Video: GGM - Geronimo Featuring Yak Boy Fresh
Video: GGM – Geronimo Featuring Yak Boy Fresh
Gwap Getta Music is going for the Gold!
Hip Hop has seen its share of great groups.  From Bone Thugs & Harmony, to the Wu Tang Clan and Triple 6 Mafia, who doesn’t love a great rap crew?  Well, a new group is getting a lot of national attention and they caught our eyes as well.  Gwap Getta Music from St. Louis Missouri.  The group consists of brothers Michael “Misfit” Ward,  twins Donta “Tae-P” Preston and Donnell “Savage” Preston. GGM has performed with Twista, Lil’ Wayne, Ty Dolla, Crooked I and fellow St. Louis native, Yak Boy Fresh who  is featured on their collaboration, “Geronimo.”  The group says “they are inspired by the struggles they’ve experienced growing up on the north side of St. Louis and now they want to share their stories through their music and inspire others to stay away from violence. GGM is bringing back something young and fresh to the music industry.  They will be opening up for Rich Homie Quan on Thursday May 21st at the Ambassador and they have their own show at Pops in St. Louis MO in June.
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