Stormzy has change into the primary signing of the newly-launched UK division of Def Jam records, 0207.
It sees the rapper exit his cope with Atlantic Data for his #Merky label, which he signed back in 2018.
As beforehand introduced, 0207 will probably be helmed by brothers Alec and Alex Boateng as co-Presidents, in affiliation with the Common Music Group.
Alec, who labored as Stormzy’s A&R in his time at Atlantic, mentioned in an announcement: “Music, artwork and artists actually, actually matter. I’m tremendous excited to play a management function on this good new house we’re creating for superb music and expertise to dwell and evolve. An area which can assist each our groups and our artists to be the most effective model of themselves.”
His brother Alex added: “Particularly in these occasions, this can be a actual privilege. I’m proud our collective journey now contains partnering a legendary label with a method that solely London and the UK can present. Wanting ahead to watching and guiding the place the music and artwork takes the journey subsequent.”
The Boateng brothers (Image: Press)
Talking of the brand new label, which was introduced final week, Common CEO David Joseph mentioned: “Bringing the Boateng brothers collectively at 0207 Def Jam is a crucial second in British tradition.
“Alec and Alex have all the time performed issues their very own approach with success all the time fast to comply with. They’ve already assembled an exceptionally gifted prime crew with a transparent imaginative and prescient for this thrilling new chapter within the historical past of one of many world’s most well-known labels”.
Elsewhere on the new label, Amy Tettey will probably be Managing Director, with Jacqueline Eyewe (Advertising and marketing Director) and Char Grant (A&R director) additionally on board.
The rapper’s donation to the Black Coronary heart Basis is the primary chunk of funding since he introduced plans in June to give away £10m over a decade to profit organisations which are taking main steps in combating racial inequality throughout the UK.