Travis Porter Signs to Jive Records

The Atlanta-based trio abandons their independent status and joins a major record label.

Georgia-based group Travis Porter signed to Jive Records on Monday. The trio, which consists of Strap, Quez, and Ali, became popular using a grassroots effort to market themselves. While independent artists, they toured both in the U.S. and internationally.

"We're extremely excited with our new label and home," said the group in a statement. "I'ts good to see our dedication to music and the help of our loyal fan base worked in our favor. We really owe it to God, our fans, families, and unstoppable team. They all made our dreams possible. Now, it's time to work. We'll celebrate when the time is right."

The young 20-somethings came up with the name Travis Porter to distinguish themselves from other southern acts with names like Dem Franchise Boyz and The Eastside Boyz. Their new single "Make It Rain" is currently on the Top 50 on Billboard's Hot 100.

6 Comments

  • Atl2Trill

    There music is wack and they're stupid as hell to sign with Jive. Bun B should of school them boys. Make it rain is a funny ass song though. I would stay indie and make that gwop.

  • J-hunt da Prodigy

    They wanted to sign with Jiv because "there wasn't too many hip hop artist on there, their gonna let us do what we want" smh. These niggas really are dumbasses...

  • xb

    i dont understand why artist don't study the labels before they sign.

  • ...

    And in about six months, they'll be bitching about how the label doesn't let them be "who they are", didn't promote their shit, or took too much of their money. They would be better off just staying independent, but folks are greedy as hell these days.

  • Young Champ

    These dudes been hustling indepently for a minute,Hope they have success, cuz Jive is a horrible hip hop label to sign to. Just look at how they Fu#ked up with Clipse,Outkast,Papoose,and UGK. Unless u a pop artist they gon put u on the shelf eventually

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