Yung Joc Label Signs First Artist
May 7, 2008 at 6:30 AM (PT)
YUNG JOC has landed the first major label situation for his new imprint, SWAGG TEAM ENTERTAINMENT, reports ALLHIPHOP.COM. The ATLANTA-based artist, born JASIEL ROBINSON, has inked a deal with JIVE Records to release the debut album by CHICAGO trio HOTSTYLZ, who created an online sensation with a satirical track that has since been renamed "Lookin’ Boy."
"I wanted to put together a team of artists and opportunists to change the pace of music as we know it right now, as far as Hip-Hop and R&B is concerned," JOC said. The 25-year-old rapper also owns two automobile related businesses and is in the process of launching a new line of sunglasses called CLAUDIO ST. JAMES. Joc is partnering with his father to release the new collection of shades independently of any existing fashion or eyewear line.