It is now official. Texas-bred rapper Erica Banks has signed a contract with Warner Records. The deal was finalized as a partnership between Warner and the Houston-based independent label 1501 Certified Entertainment.
“My gift for recognizing talent put Erica Banks on my radar, and I knew I wanted her to be a part of what we’re building at 1501 Certified Entertainment,” said Carl Crawford, CEO of 1501.
The former Major League Baseball All-Star continued, “Texas has such rich culture for music, and I’m happy for us to play a role in its continued evolution alongside the Warner Records team.”
Banks recently broke out with her single “Buss It” after it became the soundtrack for the viral #BussItChallenge. The trendy song was the rapper’s first entry on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart when it debuted at #100. A remix featuring fellow Texan Travis Scott dropped this week.
“I have a good ear for music. I know what’s best for me,” stated Banks. “I make turn-up music, so that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to continue to push it. What’s better than that?”
Currently, Erica Banks’ discography includes 2019’s Art of the Hustle, 2019’s Pressure, 2019’s Cocky on Purpose, and 2020’s Erica Banks. The first three mixtapes were self-released. Her eponymous effort was the first project released under the 1501 umbrella.