After 10 years and eight studio albums with Def Jam Records, Rick Ross has left the company and signed a raw deal with Epic Records.
Epic announced the news on Friday via Twitter, posting a picture of Ross with the label’s chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, and its president Sylvia Rhone. Ross later announced a party in NYC to celebrate as well as post a pic of him in Epic gear.
With the move, Ross leaves Def Jam after a decade since releasing his debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. In December, he released his 8th studio album, Black Market. As of right now it’s unknown if Maybach Music Group, will join him at Epic. MMG has been distributed by Atlantic since 2013 and had dealt with with Warner Bros. and Def Jam before.
— Epic Records (@Epic_Records) January 16, 2016
NYC ,Ladies Tonight we celebrate @ Stage 48 • 100 black bottles ? @OfficialBelaire
— Black Market (@rickyrozay) January 16, 2016