Aphilliates Music Group Inks Deal With Asylum

Asylum Records

has announced a partnership with Atlanta-based Aphilliates Music Group, the label

founded by DJ Drama, DJ Sense and Don Cannon, with Lason Jackson acting as President.

As part

of the agreement, Asylum will provide marketing, distribution and sales services

to Aphilliates Music Group, which was launched in 2003."We

are excited to work with Asylum, it’s the perfect home for us. They saw our vision

and respected the way we work with our movements currently on our roster. There

isn’t a better place for us to be than with Asylum," said DJ Drama, who is

responsible for the popular Gangsta Grillz mixtape series.The

label will initially focus on rapper Willie The Kid, who has been featured on

various Aphilliates Music Group mixtapes."Under

the leadership of Drama and his partners, Aphilliates has emerged as an innovative

and successful independent hip-hop label," added Asylum President Todd Moscowitz.

"We look forward to combining our expertise in independent sales, marketing

and distribution to help support and develop these talented entrepreneurs and

their roster of DJs and artists."Asylum

Records is distributed by WEA Corp., a division of Warner Music Group.

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