“We’re excited about this partnership and believe in Motown and CMG’s commitment to hip-hop and its role in the company’s urban music profile,” Lee stated. “The people there are really good at what they do, and we’ll be providing them with great music and artist development to enhance their growth. Teaming together should bring awesome results for everyone.”
Last week, the “U Guessed It” rapper announced he was signed with a major label, however few publicly knew any details or even what he was talking about. Now the picture seems clearer. Motown President Ethiopia Habtemariam also chimed in about joining forces with Quality Control and praised the label for its influence and vision.
“Quality Control Music has ascended to become one of the most influential independent labels in Hip Hop music,” Habtemariam said. “Pee and Coach K have developed an exciting brand in Quality Control, and like Motown, the goals are aligned in moving urban culture forward with music and talent that connect around the world. We¹re all on the same page, and are going to make major waves.”
OG Maco tweeted in reaction to being signed to the label and says he’s not working for free anymore: “No more free music or free features for anyone,” he tweeted. “And now that I’m worth a nice check, Ima need some peace from whatever woman trippin on me.” He followed up Wednesday (May 20) tweeting his excitement for being signed by a major and says his debut LP is on the way.
Quality control Music was founded in 2013 by Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas. The imprint currently has its own promo staff, in addition to publishing and management divisions.