Mark Ronson Signs Interscope Deal
Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:32:42
Mark Ronson has linked up with Interscope Records, making it the parent label of his Allido imprint. The first artist to emerge from the partnership will be the recently-signed rapper Wale.
"He's the first rapper from (Washington) D.C. who sort of has the chance to make it," Ronson told The Associated Press this week. "I feel like Wale is kind of picking up ... from Kanye (West)'s generation to a whole new generation. Wale has all the elements to make one of those great classic hip-hop debut records."
In other Ronson-related news, he's currently working on Amy Winehouse's third record. He isn't sure of the direction yet, though.
"If you think about it too much," he said, "You start to try and emulate things. When I hear the songs I'll know what kind of record to make."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff