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August 30th, 2013
Austin Mahone has become the latest artist to sign to Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records. The bubblegum pop singer is the youngest and most radio friendly artist to join Wayne’s roster, which includes acts like Birdman, DJ Khaled, Drake, Tyga and Nicki Minaj.
It’s not a total shock that the Texas teen has signed on to work with Lil Wayne. Mahone has been the face of Wayne’s Trukfit clothing line since 2012. But it’s still a bit of a head scratcher to see Mahone go from opening up for Taylor Swift on her Red Tour and playing We Day to signing with one of the biggest rap labels in the US.
Here are a few more examples of surprising record label roster connections.
Cash Money Records
In addition to Austin Mahone, Cash Money Records has also signed Limp Bizkit…and Paris Hilton.
No one can accuse Jay-Z of not giving mad respect to the ladies. The hip hop mogul has signed Shakira, Kylie Minogue, The Ting Tings and Haim to his label.
Back in the 1990s, Madonna’s Maverick label signed The Prodigy, which means the same label that touted Alanis Morrisette’s feminist movement with Jagged Little Pill also really liked the song Smack My Bitch Up.
The man who survived being shot eight times signed DJ Pauly D, the man with a bulletproof blowout.