Former Aftermath A&R
Mike Lynn, who helped discover The Game, has signed Black Wall Street affiliate
G. Malone to a solo contract and label deal.
G. Malone’s album The Beach Cruiser will be released
with the rapper’s label Blu Division, in conjunction with Big Ego Entertainment
and Sony Urban Music.
"Signing the deal was the beginning," G. Malone told
AllHipHop.com. "Now I got 1.7 million other things to do," he said
referring to his supposed signing bonus.
Ego's Mike Lynn joined Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment in 1996, where
he was influential in the careers of such artists as 50 Cent, Eve, Game, Busta
Rhymes and others.
In August of 2005, Lynn announced a partnership with Sony Urban
Music and Columbia Records Group and is in charge of signing and developing
artists released on Sony Urban/Columbia.
Although G. Malone is co-managed by Game's brother, Big Fase
100, the Watts rapper chose to align himself with Big Ego rather than sign directly
with The Black Wall Street, which he is still affiliated with.
Currently, G. Malone is at work on a mixtape he hopes to drop
by the end of the year.
The Beach Cruiser
is slated for a spring 2006 release.