Lil Jon has officially signed a deal with digital entertainment company The Orchard that will release him from any prior obligations with former label TVT Records.
According to the Associated Press, Jon’s position at Orchard will be developing “lifestyle-oriented marketing and promotion programs” with their branding department in addition to being an active consultant with the company’s artists and other labels.
“It’s about time I get what’s owed to me from the situation I was stuck in,” Jon stated. “It’s unfortunate things have turned out the way they did, but artists deserve to be compensated fairly by their labels for the work they do, and that wasn’t happenin’. In my case, I’m happy to finally be a free man and make a new start!”
Details of the agreement are still developing, but as of now Jon has withdrawn his previous demands of TVT’s sale to Orchard in exchange for the company releasing him from any contractual obligations he still owed the label. He will now own the rights to his upcoming album “Crunk Rock” and Orchard is expected to digitally issue the rapper’s previous albums.
Prior to the deal, TVT filed bankruptcy before Orchard purchased a majority of the label’s assets for close to $6 million. The label was home to many popular artists including Pitbull, Snoop Dogg’s 213, Yo Gotti, Bounty Killer and Jurassic 5.
The Orchard is currently based out of New York and known for its distribution and marketing millions of songs and videos through various companies.