Has Erica Banks left 1501 Certified Entertainment? According to the Texas native, Carl Crawford’s company is no longer her record label home.
Banks reportedly signed with 1501 Certified Entertainment in March 2019. The “Buss It” rapper dropped her self-titled mixtape in 2020 and her 2022 album, Diary of the Flow Queen, on the imprint.
However, Banks informed a social media user she’s moved on from the Houston-based label. After previewing snippets of unreleased music, the 24-year-old Southerner shared some news with her followers.
“I just think she [needs] a new label!! 1501 don’t know what [they’re] doing!! The girl [is] hard. 1501 [is] for TikTok kids. Lord, hope she [drops] them, bet she [comes] up more,” someone commented under Bank’s post.
Banks wrote in response, “I’m not with them anymore.” A Corey Dennard-produced single by Banks titled “Aint Got Time” landed on DSPs in April with 1501 Certified Entertainment credited as the song’s distributor.
Has Erica Banks Left Warner Records Too?
Erica Banks was also signed under the Warner Records banner. As of press time, the major label’s website doesn’t list Banks as part of its roster. In addition, Warner Records doesn’t appear in the official credits for the “Aint Got Time” song.
“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,” Carl Crawford expressed in 2021 after Banks inked a deal with Warner.
1501 Certified Entertainment also helped introduce the world to Houston-bred rapper Megan Thee Stallion. The relationship between the “Savage” hitmaker and 1501 turned sour when Megan sued the company over contract issues.
Earlier this year, MTV announced Banks had joined the eleventh season of the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta reality television series. The latest batch of episodes premiered on June 13. On starring in the program, Banks said, “It’s not my first time on TV, but it’s my first time being a part of the cast. I’m excited. You gotta tune in and watch the show.”