EMI Signs Up Twista; Planning New Fat Joe Album

AllHipHop Staff

Chicago rapper Twista has inked a new deal with EMI Global Music Services, the same imprint that will release Fat Joe’s new album J.O.S.E. 2.

Under the new partnership, Twista will launch his Get Money Gang Entertainment/EMI Music label.

The first project from the alliance will be Twista’s fourth studio album Category F5.

According to the rapper, the EMI alliance is ideal in ensuring success for his upcoming release.

"We are very pleased to be in business with EMI and Capitol," Twista told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "I am excited about being independent again but having the resources of a major. The hustle never stops. Over the last couple of years, I've just been thinking about what the fans want from me. And that was motivation enough to bring out another classic album."

Twista’s move to EMI comes as the label gears up to release New York-based rap star Fat Joe’s ninth studio album, Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2).

The album is the third in a union between Fat Joe and EMI, which started in 2006.

J.O.S.E. 2 will feature production from Jonsin, The Incredibles, and The Street Runners, while artists like Ron Browz, Fabolous, Lil’ Kim, T-Pain and Lil’ Wayne make cameo appearances.

Although the Akon-assisted “One” is the official first single from the album, J.O.S.E. 2 generated early talk with the release of “Winding On Me” featuring Lil Wayne and Browz.

In the coming weeks, a month-long national promo tour headlined by Fat Joe will take place in support of J.O.S.E. 2, which is the follow-up to Fat Joe’s 2008 release The Elephant in the Room.

Twista’s Category F5 is slated to hit stores June 16, while Fat Joe’s Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2) arrives on April 7.