After successful 2020 for CJ, which saw the release of his breakout Drill anthem ‘Whoopty’, Warner Records are understandably excited to bring him into the fold. Staten Island rapper has already gotten co-signs from Cardi B, French Montana, 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes.
“We first reached out to CJ after hearing ‘Whoopty,’ which we loved instantly, but more importantly, upon meeting him, his star power was obvious as was his ambition to be an artist at the highest level. The depth of CJ’s debut project will surprise people. Not only is the quality high top to bottom, but it feels urgent. He does an amazing job showing his dedication to NY drill music, while simultaneously emphasizing he’s more than just what you are hearing on ‘Whoopty.’” – said Co-chairman and CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck.
“I just felt blessed at the moment, you know?” CJ told Billboard about the new major label deal. “It was just the start of a new chapter. It comes with a lot of work, but I was ready for it. It was a blessed feeling. We definitely sat down with a few other labels. A lot of labels were at the door knocking. I just feel like Warner had the best situation for me. It made perfect sense.”
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