Lil John signs deal with Universal Republic Records

Mumbai: Universal Republic Records has signed Grammy Award-winning recording rapper-producer Lil Jon, announced Universal Republic Records president and CEO Monte Lipman.

The singer will not only deliver records via his own label at Universal Republic, but with this multi-faceted deal crafted by Lipman, he will be involved in label imprint, a recording agreement, a production arm, a digital presence, and a pivotal A&R consultant role at the company.

"Lil Jon is a larger than life figure who casts a giant shadow over every facet of the entertainment business," stated Lipman.  "His name is synonymous with brand-building and we want him plugged into multiple Universal Republic platforms for maximum results.  I view him as our Urban Music Czar!  Now, if he’d only send me a couple of cases of that wine."

Lil Jon commented, "I’m excited to find a new home in Universal Republic, they’ve got a great team over there.  A lot of big things comin’ from me, get ready!  I been workin’ hard on my new material and it’s time everybody hears it!"

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