Ludacris Disturbing Tha Peace imprint (DTP) has re-signed a long term distribution deal with Island Def Jam Music Group, effectively debunking rumors that Island Def Jam had dropped the Atlanta-based label.
Rumors began to circulate last week that DTP had been dropped by IDJs Chairman, Antonio L.A. Reid, after a showcase the label sponsored last week.
Today, that rumor was laid to rest when Ludacris, Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon announced a new long term distribution deal for DTP.
The Atlanta Hip-Hop scene and the Dirty South movement in general owe more than they can ever repay to Chris, Antonio L.A. Reid told AllHipHop.com in a statement. Our friendship stretches back more than a decade and I never cease to be amazed at his imagination, creativity, and most of all his outrageous sense of humor.
According to Reid, changing business conditions in the music industry means that both labels will be reviewing their respective rosters to ensure that future opportunities and challenges are aggressively achieved.
Ludacris has built Disturbing Tha Peace into one of the iconic names in hip-hop, one that will remain an important part of the Island Def Jam family.
Ludacris is currently working on his sixth album, titled Theater of The Mind.
According to Ludacris, the new album is the sum of all of his previous albums rolled into one release.
It almost plays out like a movie, the whole album does, Ludacris told AllHipHop.com. Youre going to feel like youre a part of it. Each song, it all blends itself together and its theatrical. Music is supposed to be emotional, you put yourself in the environment, you put yourself in the atmosphere, its kind of like that..
To read the full interview with Ludacris, click here.