New Orleans Group Sqad Up Partners with Def Jam

sqadup.jpgFormer Lil Wayne affiliates Sqad Up and their label Money Yung’n Records have entered into an agreement with Def Jam Records to release their sophomore album, We Here Now. Under the partnership, Money Yung’n Records will work closely with Def Jam’s marketing and promotions departments to expand the group’s exposure and facilitate worldwide distribution for the project. According to a press release, executives at Def Jam pursued the group after recognizing their strong street-level promotional efforts and discovering that they were not already involved with any other major record label. Island Def Jam VP of A&R Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith commented, “Through their own movement they have been able to brand themselves so well in the industry and the public’s eye that, whether separate or together, there is no denying who they are and what they stand for as a whole. We look forward to working with Money Yung’n Records and together we plan to take Sqad Up to the next level in ’07″ We Here Now is slated for a spring ’07 release.

  • 420PURP

    1ST BITCHES
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  • http://myspace.com/therealmaed M.A.

    Its about fuckin time that Sqad Up got the recognition they deserver.

  • fla all day

    they suck without weezy

  • content

    j-gutta and nut were decent

  • 28 grams

    N.O. IN THE FUCKIN BUILDIN BITCH BOY

  • koofiesmacker

    Another Disappointing move from Def. Jam, after Signing that wack ass British female Mc, Lady sovereign, here they go throwing money to these other Bammas….
    I mean Real talk, can’t they give my man Ransom a deal, or just get more involve in Joe Buddens project. I mean who ever it is that’s runig the label needs to pull a “Donald Rumsfeld”. I’m a Jay-Z fan, but don’t like some of the moves his making at Def Jam.

    Give us a Joe Budden, or even Tru Life, when is he coming out?

  • …..

    ^^^^^^^^
    joe budden is garbage…

  • Harlem G

    how da hell did Sqad Up make it to Def Jam?!?!?!?!?!? i bet Wayne heated like fuck!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com N.O 4 life

    i bet anyone a hundred bucks sqad comes out before peedi, bleek, young gunz, freeway and anyone else signed to the coc that’s not joe camel. R.I.P def jam

  • Fuck gayme

    Fuck squad up!! wack ass bitches

  • G of the 7

    Man, Fuck all u hatin ass niggas making all these bad comments about some hustlers getting a deal!!!! If u dont like them/or their music say that! But dont hate cause they have a chance to get cake! Shit, Fuck niggas in the future check yo self before u speak out ur pussy ass mouths

  • john cochran

    Everytime somebody here Def Jam they mention Jay-z. He may or may not even have been involved. These niggas are aiight, but weezy used to stunt all over them on their tapes.

  • N.O. Hardhead

    Bruh these clowns washed up and they been like that.They was cold left wayne now they lame.Nobody respects them in they own home town so how they supposed to sell.If they dont sell quick def jam gonna cut em quick.

  • H-MAN

    thatz that bizness

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    i see you sammie and mario

  • ezey

    Sqad up, for those of u who dont kno, were protege`s of lil wayne for about 4 or 5 years, they released several mixtapes and are all over lil wayne’s videos-get something, and bring it back. in there 5(4 or 5) mixtapes they showed some lyrical promise, especially p-nut. but they left lil wayne based on some bs. point is they’ve put in work for years, they are decent rappers and might end up with an average to above average cd. that said tru life, peedi crack, and NAS, should take INCREDIBLE precidence. and if DEF jam doesnt start focusing on quality music they will turn into something like Cash money, an empty roster with 1 or 2 successful quality acts and a bunch of angry ex-members that feel they got the raw end of the deal

  • Diaz brothers

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkk Def jam jay is going to make def jam look like rap a lot records pretty soon or it already happend oh yeah fuck gay z homo ass nigga beyonce is gonna do what russel girl did to him leave that nigga broke and lonely real soon

  • http://www.myspace.com/lilnasty8916 lilnasty8916

    i think the deal was good but late!
    they should of already had a deal
    since they worked with weezy

  • Mister B

    DAMN HATE IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH OVER HERE..GOOD LUCK..U KNOW LIL WAYNE PUT THE BUG IN THE EAR OF GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE BECAUSE AS SOON AS HE REALIZE WHATS GOING ON WITH HIS DADDY HE HEADED THERE NEXT..

  • real talk

    To Diaz Brothers
    Rap alot got some good rappers Z-ro Trae Bun B Pimp C (sometimes) P.o.P ( he kinda nice) its jsut that they dont promote right So thats what make them look bad

  • Keezy

    Def Jam must be Despreate to get Squad-Up They suck now they have no chance with weezy getting on Def Jam now

  • HOT AS THAT THANG OUT HURR N THESE $TREET$

    Note to Jay-Z: Sign CHA$E from St. Louis, he the hottest thang out right now…

  • Sam B

    I’m just glad that TY TY has a job……..

  • http://myspace.com/dakrse KRSE

    Shit all i can say is if Def Jam offers u a deal, u take it…. at least they gonna get cake! i doubt they’ll sell over there cuz meth aint even sellin, but they gonna have cake

  • Young Nova

    Hell yea… Its about time Def Jam sign somebody from the N.O. I just hope SQ step they game up… Much love to my nicca J-Gutta….

  • Jersey Boy

    I agree with Fla Boy they are wack as hell !!!1

  • http://gmobb.com Ace Roddy

    Well i mean i they aint bad they just aint Def Jam Material. IM SIGNIN WIT JUsT BLAZE SO IM HAPPY AS A MUTHA FUCKA. Do i like squad up music? hell no but i kno how hard it is im 16 and ive been trying to get signed since i was 13 years old so i mean i JUST caught a brake. all dem niggas hatin keep hatin cuz that hit motivates me

  • bxbomba

    fuck the sqad, i think the only reason Jay signed them is because wayne wouldn’t sign wit him. plus now jay and wayne are beefin. jay tried to bitch slap wayne but missed. hez the bitch for signin them niggas out of spite….fuck jay and defjam

    jump off joe, get the fuck outta there!!!!!

  • Knowledge Speaks

    Another bad move by Mr. Carter. This group ain’t gonna make Jeezy numbers.

  • Stax On Deck

    They Pretty Cool. I hope dey drop some good recordz. I heard some of they shit from back in the day. Do Yo Thang

  • shedatruth

    who is squad up? anyway check it, fuck these prepaid hoes, nigga im unlimited, these hoes get it when they can thats why they roc limited. HA.

  • M Gotti

    These niggaz should have been got signed. That’s what’s up.

  • blk nigga

    naw wuts up is this nigga squad up thinkin they g’s aight maybe they are but u kno weezy should b riddin wit dem after all u kno they wouldnt be nuttin if it wasnt for him tell that nigga wayne to halla at em u kno and he should sign em niggas so CASH MONEY u kno…..

  • blk nigga

    yo ezey u right dawg they trid alot and got in bullshit wit that nigga weezy man fuk cash money and em bitch ass punks who cant rap for shit birdman fuk u to wut u think use a eagle or sumin

  • NOLAFU9WARD

    FUCK THE SQUAD WHAT NIGGAS DONT KNOW. DEF-JAM DIDNT WANT THE SQUAD THEY WANTED JUST NUT.BUT NUT A TRUE NINTH WARD NIGGA SAID HE DONT SIGN UNLESS DEF-JAM SIGN THE GROUP AND THATS HOW THEY GET ON.

  • Malcolm Collymore

    it’s about time they left that non raping ass lil wayne no writing bitch

  • http://N/A King Noble

    its great how new artist come up
    it reminds me of M.W.S he is a new artist backed by 50 cent’s dj Whoo Kid
    to hear him copy and paste link

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=128809608

  • yella boi

    all you pussy’s quit hatin…..ya’ll niggas aint got deals so u lookin fo niggas to hate on! the west coast is back anyways fuckas! The Bay Area or nothin! fuck ya’ll east coast niggas. ya’ll dont show no love fo the other side anyways! i could give two fucks bout def jam! shout out the dip set tho, they fuck wit the bay! yeeeee!

  • TRACK BURNA

    DATS WASUPPPP! YAHEARD ME!!!

    mAN THEY GON DO THEY THANG NA. I FUCKS WIT DA SQUAD
    SLIDELL ALLDAY MY NIG

  • choke a hoe wit a rubberband

    Man! Track Burna you sure are hip hop…. well, at least you sound like it… I mean “Yo my nizzle, youz sho iz hip-izzle hop-dizzle yo yo B, knaw meeeen”…. (looser visit dictionary.com THEN post… for shizzle)

  • http://gmobb.com Ace Roddy

    YEEEELAAA BOIII.

    nigga bay area till i die. Nigga Oakland frisco and all the other cities YADADAME yall got a prolem come to west oakland. ITS BAY AREA OR NO AREA

  • Miss Vicious

    First off for anyone that hates on SQ thanks for the motivation. People kill me critiquing music that makes money! Obviously if u got time to down or criticize u need to get more ways to make money and stack bread like them boys do. Everyone is not goin to be liked or loved but I for one know that yall haters got something coming January 9, 2007. As far as Weezy yeah he hot but at the end of the day the decision to do the game without him was Business and if yall stacked up on ur facts yall wouldnt look so ignorant! Gudda-YO-Nut-Supa-Ur name in the streetz!

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  • http://lestgetits.q rida gang prince

    we here now bitch so come get us…

  • N O E

    THESE NIGGAZ ARE WEEZY DUPLICATES THE ONLY REASON THE MIXTAPES WERE HOT IS BCUZ OF LIL WAYNE AND BG SAID HIMSELF WEEZY IS NOT EVEN BOUT NONE OF THAT SHIT HE TALKING ABOUT