Lil' Flip Leaves Sony, Negotiating With Asylum/WMG

Houston, Texas

rapper Lil' Flip announced that he is no longer signed to Sony Music Group and

has inked a deal with Asylum Records/Warner Music Group.

According to Lil' Flip's manager Sandy Lal, the rapper will leave Sony with

the rights to the master recording of his new album, I Need Mine. The

move is the culmination of months of disenchantment between Lil' Flip and his

former label.

“Flip and

I are ecstatic," Lal, told in a statement. “Our relationship

with Sony has been quite fruitful. I've always believed that Flip's potential

is virtually unlimited, and we're really eager to take it to the next level.

Being able to walk away with the masters to I Need Mine is an absolute victory."

I Need Mine will feature production by Mannie Fresh and others. The new

CD was pushed back several times, with the latest date being June 27. The album

is Flip’s follow-up to his platinum double-disc set, U Gotta Feel Me.

Asylum is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group, which already houses a roster

of talent that includes Cam’ron, D4L, Mike Jones, Webbie, Scarface and


I Need Mine is slated to hit stores later this year.