Freddie Gibbs officially signs to Young Jeezy’s CTE label [Video] | Music News


Over the pass few months, there had been news circulating the “underground” Hip Hop scene in the US claiming that 2010 XXL Freshman and emcee on the rise Freddie Gibbs was on the verge of signing to Young Jeezy‘s CTE (Corporate Thugz Entertainment) recording label, which also houses the likes of USDASlick Pulla and Boo Rossini.

Many had seen this as merely another rumor, as the Indiana bred lyricist was at one stage good friends with Pill who had recently signed to, Young Jeezy rival, Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group. However at a recent show in Chicago, Gangsta Gibbs made it official when Young Jeezy made his way to the stage to announce that the ink had dried on the contract – see below.

Before addressing the issue, I’d like to congratulate Gangsta Gibbs on the signing as I “hope” it’ll will lead to bigger and better things. However, I personally think its a shame that two former friends (Gibbs and Pill) have signed with rival recording labels, by two rival CEO’s that have been in a war of words with each other for well over a year. One of the worse scenarios that could come out of this is if both Gibbs and Pill are used in a sly continuation of the beef between Young Jeezy and Ross. Both of the emcees were named as 2010 XXL Freshmen and subsequently worked on a ton of music together, namely chilled out “Do Wrong”, off Gibbs’ 2009 Str8 Killa No Filla mixtape and there was at one stage a rumor circulating the internets stating that Gibbs and Pill were working on a mixtape together. I guess the is no friendship in the music business ehh!?

To take a slightly deeper look into the issue, the hype surrounding Jeezy’s fourth solo album, Thug Motivation 103, seems to be dead in the water (not only at Def Jam but also within the industry) along with a host of other projects from the Island Def Jam distributed label, including USDA’s third album The Afterparty. As a result, Jizzle had to pull a “power move” to prove that he still has some clout in the industry, that seems to pay less and less attention to him year after year. A “power move” that’ll probably be used to help reignite interest in Jeezy’s often delayed album. I you all will have to watch this space… I on the other hand won’t hold my breathe.