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.
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.