LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Fast-growing independent hip-hop label 10K Projects has signed producer and writer Taz Taylor and his Internet Money creative collective to a joint venture label deal.
Since starting his career selling beats online, Taylor, 26, has contributed to songs for Desiigner, Kodak Black, Trippie Redd, Juice WRLD, Big Sean, Drake, Gucci Mane, XXXTentacion and Chris Brown. He landed a Hot 100 top-five hit recently with his work on Lil Tecca’s breakthrough single “Ransom.”
Taylor, 26, started his career selling beats online and envisioned Internet Money as a way to help emerging creatives collaborate and earn money outside of the major label system. Since then, he has brought a crew of like-minded producers including Nick Mira (Post Malone, Tierra Whack), JRHITMAKER (Drake, Rich The Kid) and KC Supreme (Megan Thee Stallion, Iann Dior) into the fold, and contributed to songs for the likes of Desiigner, Kodak Black, Trippie Redd, Juice WRLD, Big Sean, Drake, Gucci Mane, XXXTentacion and Chris Brown. Most recently, he landed a Hot 100 top-five hit with his work on Lil Tecca’s breakthrough single “Ransom.”
Of the deal, 10K Projects founder and CEO Elliot Grainge said: “Taz Taylor is a proven hitmaker who we believe will unearth and unlock true talent across multiple genres. Taz has the rare ability to not only create great music in the studio but mentor up-and-coming artists and producers and build hugely successful teams outside of it. We’re thrilled to be working with Taz and his entire team.”
“I’ve always had aspirations beyond being in the studio,” Taylor recently told Billboard. “We may come from different backgrounds, but Elliot and I are basically the same age, we have the same hunger for success and the same belief in taking big bets on artists we believe in. I can’t wait for people to hear what’s next.”
The first release under the new deal is Internet Money’s “Somebody” featuring Lil Tecca and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, which is due out on Friday (Oct. 11). 10K hip-hop signees Iann Dior and PoorStacy are also being developed under the joint venture.