Pill Signs to Asylum Records
Atlanta rapper Pill recently announced that he has officially signed with Asylum Records. Known for his exceptionally lyrical but gritty and brutally honest rhymes about life growing up in some of Atlanta’s roughest neighborhoods, Pill has built a national following with major help from the Web. His straight-to-YouTube music video for ‘Trap Goin’ Ham‘ was an uncensored look in Atlanta’s drug-dealing scene known as “the trap” and became his breakout record.
After releasing two highly acclaimed and street certified mixtapes ’4180: The Prescription’ and ’4075: The Refill,’ a bidding war began between major labels such as Interscope, Def Jam, and Universal Motown putting the twenty-three year-old rapper in high demand. XXL Magazine spoke with Pill shortly after the news of his signing hit the Internet. “They were the first to reach out to me and if you look at the urban side of the music they got control over that shit right now,” he said about his new recording home, Asylum Records.
With the independent hustle in mind, Pill has strong faith that Asylum will be the best place to develop and bring his talent to the masses, “If you look at the other labels I haven’t really seen them break an artist in I don’t know how long, I mean a new urban act … most of these labels are breaking R&B artists. I was like, ‘Damn, I got in a spot where I can actually be heard and not be overpowered by some big R&B pop star,” Pill explained. Asylum is also the recording home of Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie, and Cam’ron.