Kid Ink has announced his signing to RCA Records, and to celebrate, he has released a new track titled “Bad Ass” featuring Wale and Meek Mill.

The Los Angeles, California rapper has built his name on the mixtape circuit over the past few years, dropping projects including 2010’s Crash Landing, 2011’s Daydreamer and Wheels Up. In June 2012, he put out his debut independent album Up & Away that debuted at No. 20 on the charts.

“We achieved so much last year independently but we just felt it was time to team up with a major in 2013 to take it to the next level and RCA is as excited as we are about the vision and possibilities,” said Ink in a statement (via RR).

“I’m ecstatic to have someone as multi-talented as Kid Ink, along with the backing of Tha Alumni team with us at RCA Records,” added J. Grand, SVP of A&R and Marketing. “We see him not just as an emerging domestic star but as someone whose music and entrepreneurship is already developing a global presence.”

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