Payroll Giovanni and Cardo are taking their boss moves to a major label. The MC/producer duo, who released the critically acclaimed Big Bossin Vol. 1 together in 2016, has inked a deal with Def Jam Recordings. The label announced the signing in a tweet on Thursday (December 21).
“Welcome to the family @FenkellPayroll and @CardoGotWings!” Def Jam tweeted.
— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) December 21, 2017
Giovanni was in a celebratory mood, tweeting out his own message about the deal an hour later.
“I need all my real fans and day ones 2 welcome me and @cardogotwings to @defjamrecords,” the Doughboyz Cashout member wrote. “LONG LIVE ROC Yo name and legacy will live forever I dedicate this to you #BigBossin2ComingSoon #DoughboyzCashout4Life #BYLUG4Life #FreeOVLScooch #LongLiveRoc #WelcomeHomeBsmith.”
I need all my real fans and day ones 2 welcome me and @cardogotwings to @defjamrecords 🍾🍾🍾🍾 LONG LIVE ROC Yo name and legacy will live forever I dedicate this to you #BigBossin2ComingSoon #DoughboyzCashout4Life #BYLUG4Life #FreeOVLScooch #LongLiveRoc #WelcomeHomeBsmith pic.twitter.com/qRJung698N
— Payroll Giovanni (@FenkellPayroll) December 21, 2017
Cardo — the producer behind Travis Scott’s hit single “Goosebumps” — shared his thoughts on the signing via Instagram, noting that it was capping off an incredible year in his career. He also teased the release of Big Bossin Vol. 2.
“Aye man where do I start?” Cardo wrote. “This has been the most wild year to me so far. Me and my brother @payroll_giovanni been thru a lot this year along with coach @stevecarless LOL The one Who really believed in what we were trying to do and what we was trying to accomplish! This whole process wasn’t easy but shit got handled ! And we on DEF JAM RECORDS mane ! Big Bossin Vol. 2 around the corner ! #EISG #BYLUG #DEFJAM #BIGBOSSINVOL2.”
Source: Hip Hop DX