Killer Mike Partners With SMC Recordings

According to a statement released today, critically-acclaimed Atlanta MC Killer Mike has partnered with Bay Area-based label SMC Recordings to distribute his own label, Grind Time Official.

After releasing his debut Monster on OutKast’s Aquemini label and briefly playing a key role in Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon label, Mike struck out on his own in 2004 by establishing his own label and roster of new artists. With no distribution, Grind Time had several successful underground mixtape releases, including I Pledge Allegience To The Grind and The Killer.

The first release under the new partnership with SMC will be I Pledge Allegience To The Grind II, which will feature appearances from 8 Ball & MJG, UGK, Trae and others. The first single from the album is expected to surface in December, and the album will be released in early 2008. Other 2008 releases from the Grind Time family are expected, including the debut from Little Rock, AR rapper SL Jones. After years of label uncertainty, Mike had this to say about the new partnership: “If you work hard and grind hard, it will pay off in the end! I was a worker, now I’m a boss!”

  • Jamal

    good luck Mike. Man I have been a fan for a long time. Can’t wait 4 the next album.

  • D Filla

    No one deserves this more than Killer Mike. Congratulations this shit made my day. This label will be fire.

  • Freark

    NIce work

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  • the god

    grind time rap gang…ch-ch-chillll….killer mike is ill

  • http://www.myspace.com/evenoddsob D.E.O.

    Will aint fuckin wit no more Bay niggaz appareantly..

  • Atl’s own

    I already killer don’t do it if it ain’t dat fie!

    who he blow solo cause ‘kast shadow was way to big for him.

  • Johnny Blackwell

    Dope! I heard this was in the works for awhile. Glad to see Killer get some distro.

  • V

    Kille is that shit man. he one of the most respected artist in the south, so it’s time he get his shine back. his artist fly too. look out 4 SL Jones from Grind Time. BANG BANG BANG

  • Trickdd

    WALKIN THREW THE CONCREAT JUNGLE I LET MY NUTS HANG ANY NIGGA TOUCH THE CHAIN KILL THAT NIGGA LIKE GUCCI MANE

  • Cameo

    That’s dope, I was just thinking about Killer Mike the other day and how dope the 1st volume of Pledge allegience was and I thought to myself that his best move foward was to commercialy release “I Pledge allegience to the Grind 2″ through someone like Koch or Asylum, so this SMC/Fontana move is the best news of the day, New Zealand Hip Hop got your back!! Coming Home Atlanta!!

  • Killer Mike

    Aye……Its Killer kill…thanks playas and i will not let ya down. its time to make the world know…..its GRIND TIME RAP GANG BANG BANG BANG!!!!! CHEEEEEAAAAAA

  • P

    CHEEEEAAAAA…….get em’

  • geico lizard

    watch killer mike on frisky dingo on adult swim sunday nights

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  • SouthCakC23

    CH..CH..CH..CHYEAH!!!!! GRIND TIME RAP GANG FUCKA…BANG…BANG…BANG!!!!!!!! Killer I’m holdin ya down over here in Germany homie. I keep you lyrics bangin in anybody’s ear that’ll listen; or fuck’em if they won’t listen, they still gone hear you blazin out my speakas.

    The rest of y’all need to go pre-order that IPATTG II. You awwwready know that this album’s gone be fiya like anything Killa Kill touches.

    Big ups to SL Jones……like Killa said, you lookin for a southern lyricist, well here it is…

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  • http://FuckUEntertainment Puncho

    Aye man, fuck dis shit man! He’s not Killer Mike, He’s tha Juggernaut!
    Shout out to Smiff and Cash, Dem Niggaz 4 real