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Maroon 5′s Grammy-award keyboardist PJ Morton recently inked a deal with Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint to release his first solo album.
Young Money President signed PJ Morton, who will drop his debut EP titled Following My First Mind tomorrow (March 27).
“I was excited from the start about the opportunity with Young Money, because they are about the only label that is about creativity and individuality,” PJ Morton told AllHipHop.com. “They have a star roster, but every act is creatively unique. They are the only ones doing it like labels did it back in the old days when you had Marvin Gaye doing something worlds apart from Stevie Wonder, who was doing something worlds apart from Donny Hathaway, yet it was all celebrated; all successful.”
The first single from Following My First Mind is titled “Heavy,” and features Maroon 5’s lead singer, Adam Levine.
The New Orleans native, who has worked with artists like LL Cool J, Jermaine Dupri, Monica and others, is signed to Mack Maine’s Soothe Your Soul Entertainment and Young Money Entertainment.
The CEO’s of Cash Money Records, who distribute Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint, were excited to welcome PJ Morton to the roster, which now includes artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Limp Bizkit, Tyga, Jay Sean and others.
Mack Maine said he signed PJ Morton because of the longterm potential he sees in the budding solo artist.
“I signed PJ because his music does not just soothe your ears, it soothes your soul,” Mack Maine said. “His music truly impacts your emotions and gets into your mind. We have known PJ is a special artist for many years and now with Young Money Entertainment being able to share his music at large, the whole world will get to know.”