The Outlawz have announced
that their highly anticipated signing to Cash Money Records is not going to happen.
A spokesman said
the initial deal was never finalized and they are now exploring other options.
were waiting two months for their advance and Cash Money never signed the contract,”
the group’s official website reads. “The Outlawz had to move on
because they have a few other things on the table and they don’t want
to sit around and wait, because that’s not normal business practices.”
In June, fans got
wind of the initial deal, but group member E.D.I. warned even then that the
two parties were still in negotiations and things were not final.
this thing has leaked too early. The deal isn’t done yet,” E.D.I.
told AllHipHop.com on June 8. “Just off a little bit of talk, they are
starting to talk about it on the radio. It’s all over the place,”
“To the fans
we know it’s disappointing, but that’s the life of an Outlaw,” the website
stated. “Hopefully a new deal will be finalized sooner then later.”
In related news,
former Outlaw member Napoleon recently shot a video for the Tupac tribute song
"Never Forget," which also features Val Young (lead vocals on Pac’s
“To Live & Die In L.A.”).
The video features
appearances by Big Syke, Mopreme, Muszamil, Hassachi Ryda, Macadoshis and others
and hits outlets in mid-September.