There has been a lot of confusion lately on Atlanta rapper Young Thug’s label situation. In the past, Thug has claimed he’s signed with Future’s Freebandz imprint, Cash Money Records, and most recently there’s been a even more confusion with the affiliation with Gucci Mane’s 1017 Bricksquad. Reports have surfaced that seem to shed a little clarity on the situation.
According to reports, Thugger did sign a “binding production deal” with Gucci back in March of 2013.
“A new investigation into Thug’s label status, courtesy of Buzzfeed, indicates that Thugger’s relationship with Gucci was in fact written in ink. The rapper allegedly signed a “binding production deal” with GuWop, and his 1017 Imprint (through Atlantic) in March of 2013. While the details of the arrangement are still unknown, it seems to be a promotional contract, that would factor into any future signing with a major label.” (HNHH)
There is still some confusion with the contract with 1017 because Gucci went to jail shortly after the signing and Thug figured the contract was void after that and moved on.
The thing is, Thug went to a label shortly after Gucci was arrested in September 2013. “Gucci was in jail,” said a source. “I think at that point, [Thug and his team] felt like the Gucci contract was void. Thug is a real street kid — paperwork and legal shit, it don’t register to him like that.” (HNHH)
Once Young Thug figured the contract with him and Gucci was done, he ended up signing with someone else, which caused some conflicts.
“The rapper ended up signing with Artist Partners Group, another Atlantic imprint, without their knowledge of his deal with 1017, which led to problems with Thug and the label when Gucci produced the paperwork.” (HNHH)