XXL 2010 Freshman Wiz Kahlifa has signed with Atlantic Records. The Pittsburgh, PA MC and his long-time independent label Rostrum Records announced the deal with Atlantic today (July 30) as well as plans to release his debut album in early 2011.

After much anticipation about where the heavily recruited breakthrough artist would sign, the announcement comes as he prepares for his Waken Bake tour, which will hit 55 cities across the country starting in September.

Wiz will be joining fellow 2010 freshman alum Donnis on the label.  —Calvin Stovall