Yesterday, John “Jonnyshipes” Shapiro of Big K.R.I.T.‘s management team revealed that the DXnext emcee for this week has signed with Def Jam Records. Shapiro (@JonnyShipes) tweeted, “thank u to every1 who helped,supported & spread the word of @bigkrit its official cinematic x def jam x big krit.” Previously, HipHopDX insiders were aware of negotiations between the Rap hopeful and the label giant, but nothing was confirmed.

At that time, Def Jam VP of A&R Sha Money XL told DX that Big K.R.I.T. was promising to be the label’s next star. Earlier this year, K.R.I.T. released K.R.I.T. Wuz Here , a championed mixtape featuring Wiz Khalifa and Devin The Dude.

The rapper will remain a Cinematic Music Group artist. Read Big K.R.I.T.’s DXnext feature, posted yesterday, here.

HipHopDX will keep you updated of developments.