EXCLUSIVE: Pitbull Signs With Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group
Miami Hip-Hop star Pitbull has inked a deal with Bryan Leachs Polo Grounds Music, a source has confirmed with AllHipHop.com.
Pitbull, who released his debut album and all subsequent releases under the TVT deal, had a public falling out with label head Steve Gottlieb.
Pitbull, born Armando Perez, accused the label and its executives of sabotaging his career due to the lack of promotion for several of his albums, including has last, The Boatlift.
Rapper Lil Jon made similar accusations against TVT Records before the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February of 2008.
In June 2008, TVT Records was sold to The Orchard in bankruptcy court for $6 million dollars.
According to a source, Pitbulls new album will be released by Polo Grounds, which was founded by former TVT executive, Bryan Leach.
Leach spent 11 years as Vice President of Urban A&R at TVT, where he discovered and helped develop artists like Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins and Pitbull.
Artists on Polo Grounds include Hurricane Chris, Nina Sky, Avery Storm, Boxie and others.