Wax, Danny Brown Sign Record Deals

Up and coming rappers Wax and Danny Brown both recently signed record deals.

Wax—a native of Dunkirk, Maryland whose been getting a lot of buzz off his comedic YouTube clips over the last year—just inked with joint label deal with Def Jam Recordings. In anticipation for his major label album, the rapper dropped his mixtape today (March 15), Scrublife  on his Web site, waxdotcom.com.

It was also announced today that Detroit MC Danny Brown signed to DJ A-Trak’s independent label Fool’s Gold Records. Brown says he found the perfect fit with Fool’s Gold, the Brooklyn based company known for launching new talent like Kid Cudi and Donnis.

“When we first met, we really didn’t talk about doing business; we talked about music the whole time,” Danny said in a press release.. “That was the illest thing to me, because I sat down with a lot of labels and all we were talking about was, ‘How can we make this project work?’ and this and that. Fool’s Gold was all about being fans of music, and ‘How can we make Danny Brown better?’”

Stay tuned for more details on Danny’s inaugural Fool’s Gold release. Meanwhile, if you’re in Austin this weekend, check his performance at the official Fool’s Gold SXSW Showcase on Friday, March 18.—Nicole LoPresti

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  • eddiesixes

    those are two weird looking humans

    • TBD since 1983

      Lol at your comment, but both of those dudes can spit. I’m suprised L.A. Reid sanctioned the “Wax” deal. I’m guess that situation has “Sha Money XL” written over it. Sha will be the catalyst for bringing DJ back to it’s hip-hop prominence

  • jon

    wax is the fucking man

  • bfmv580

    Wax is the best ‘new’ rapper/musician from the last decade. I can listen to his shit all day, and I do.

  • jacob

    wax is gunna change the game

  • Chris Parker

    I’ve been following Wax since 2007. It has been an awesome journey watching him grow to where he is now, like watching a son grow up lol. I couldn’t be any happier than I am for him right now.

  • the3

    Wax got def jam?! Damn I been followin him for a while congrats my dude

  • Josh

    Cant believe Wax hasnt blown up yet… Hes so damn good. Never heard more vivid imagery in hiphop in my life. If he could freestyle like immortal technique, hed be the best rapper hands down EOM is a beast producer too.