Travis Porter Signs With Jive

With their buzz all the way turnt up, it was only a matter of time before Atlanta hip-hop trio Travis Porter went major. learned that Strap, Ali and Quez signed a record deal with Jive Records a little over a week ago

“Jive is cool,” Quez told XXL about the decision to ink a profit sharing deal with the label. “They['re] givin’ us the freedom to do what we wanna do.”

Before linking with Jive, TP were courted by everyone from Universal Republic to Motown to such big name stars as Diddy, Birdman and Gucci Mane, but the group chose Jive because of the lack of hip-hop acts on the label’s roster. As Quez explained to XXL, it made him feel as if the group would be more of a priority.

Yet just because they’re getting backed by a major now, don’t expect the Porter boys to rush out an album any time soon. Quez says their priority is maintaining their rep onstage—the crew has been touring consistently for the past two years, playing an average of four shows a week—and working on individual songs until their ready to drop the full length LP on their own label Porter House/Jive.

The first of those songs, the strip club oriented “Make It Rain” recently debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. —Jesse Gissen

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  • LEEK

    I wonder if they’re signed to Jive or Battery/Jive. If it’s Battery/Jive they’re not the only rap acts: Mickey Factz, Diamond, and Young Joc’s label

  • Don mcCaine

    “but the group chose Jive because of the lack of hip-hop acts on the label’s roster”


    I hope they did proper recon, ’cause that could have been the reason to NOT sign. Jive has been known to not be rap friendly.

    Good luck guys…

    • LEEK

      It’s been a long time since KRS-One, Too Short, E-40, & ATCQ

      “Papoose and Clipse both survived, inking with Jive then getting jived…”
      -Joe Budden

      • Don mcCaine

        ^ troofis though

        so can anyone look at the ‘Related Stories’ and see NONE of them artists are poppin’?

  • PC Kidd

    I don’t get it. Why these artists wanna sign up to get jerked.

  • Ml the Truth

    Good luck! They were the ultimate independent group paving the way for others to follow. The deal had to be strongly in their favor. ML the Truth of 100 Drums Productions LLC