After weeks of speculation, Drake has chosen to go with the home team and sign with Lil Wayneâ€™s Young Money Records, according to a source close to the situation. The deal breaks down as a joint venture between Young Money and Cash Money, with Universal Republic distributing. Drakeâ€™s management was adamant that he should be viewed as an independent artist, although Universal will distribute the project.
â€œToday is a definitely a comfortable day for me, having my team now thatâ€™s been in place for a couple of years. Itâ€™s just a great day,â€ Drake said. â€œItâ€™s something new, but it feels familiar.â€
Drizzy is excited about having a corporate push to help with the momentum heâ€™s gained independently.
â€œIndependent is a funny term,â€ he told MTV News on the set of his video for â€œBest I Ever Had.â€ â€œI can go independent, but you need distribution, period. You need somebody to distribute your record and you need that army that a label has to really push the record.â€