Travis Porter Signs Deal With Jive Records
Atlanta-based trio Travis Porter has been grinding heavy for the past few years, and have garnered notice on the underground circuit for their constant stream of indie-distributed mixtapes and music.
It’s paid off, because the trio — consisting of Strap, Quez and Ali — have signed a new deal with Jive Records, where they will finally release their major label debut.
The group expressed their excitement on their collective Twitter page (@IAmTravisPorter), explaining that the process was two years in the making.
"After 2 years of negotiations … We have decided to take our talents to JIVE RECORDS," the wrote. "Dedication … Determination … it all pays off u just gotta have patience."
According to a story by XXLmag.com, TP were courted by almost every label prior to their signing with Jive, including UniversalRepublic, Motown, and even Diddy, Birdman and Gucci Mane.
In the end, member Quez told the mag they felt Jive was the best fit for them, and added that they made made them feel as if they would be a priority. "They[‘re] givin’ us the freedom to do what we wanna do," Quez explained.
Despite the deal, Travis Porter aren’t in a hurry to release their debut. When they do, it will be released through their own Porter House imprint in conjunction with Jive.
In the meantime, they plan to continue their rigourous touring schedule. For the past two years, they played an average of four shows a week, and don’t plan to slow down any time soon.