From Cory Gunz to DJ Khaled, Cash Money Records have been on a warpath when it comes to acquiring artists. Now, Dallas, TX emcee Big Chief will the join the ranks of Birdman and Lil Wayne as one of the legendary label’s newly recruited acts.

Big Chief recently explained to the origins of his recent signing. He said that Dallas’s K104 Radio DJ Hollywood Bay Bay introduced Cash Money head honcho Birdman to Chief’s recent hit single “Triple D Anthem” during a radio interview. Baby was apparently so impressed with the Dorrough and Bay Bay-assisted song that he tracked down Chief and signed him.

“I mean actually, [Birdman] was doing an interview at K104 with Bay Bay and he asked who was the hottest kid out here, he said he wanted to change someone’s life,” said Chief. “He said play some Big Chief, Bay Bay played my new joint [“Triple D Anthem”], and when he did that he stopped the music and said tell lil’ homie to get at me.”

Big Chief, who is currently preparing his upcoming mixtape Eat Greedy Vol. 12 for a March release, said that he’s ecstatic to join the illustrious label. He says that he hopes to put Dallas on the map as a new entity for Hip Hop music.

“The main objective is to put on for my whole city,” he explained. “Not taking away from those that came before me, but this is a whole new level.” 

“Triple D Anthem” can be heard below.