Having already produced a single with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross with his new rap label, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has revealed that he has “a bunch of records” he’s “sitting on”, including collaborations with Run The Jewels.
Formed back in December, Travis Barker’s new rap label, DTA Records, is noted as being a space where up-and-coming artists and iconic rappers alike can forge new songs. From this, we’ve seen ‘Gimme Brain’ featuring rap stalwarts Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, as well as ‘Dogshit’ that includes emerging artists Jasiah and Nascar Aloe.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Barker revealed that since he’s no stranger to collaborations, he’s got heaps more up his sleeve when it comes to producing new hits, as well as future collaborations with American hip-hop supergroup duo Run The Jewels, as well as Georgia rapper Lil Yachty.
“I have a bunch of records I’m sitting on, so when we’re getting ready to put out songs from lesser-known artists, we can highlight it with a bigger track,” the revered stick-man stated.
“I have a record with Nascar Aloe and Jasiah that’s going to come out. I have some stuff with this kid OmenXIII. I have stuff with Smokepurpp, stuff with Yachty and Dej Loaf, and one with Run the Jewels. I don’t think about it as an album, but rather as singles every other month.”
Barker’s approach to running a record label is a bit different than your run-of-the-mill, as he stated that he also takes to co-signing the artist, saying “I’m taking it one step further and looking out for the artist.”
“I’m approaching these projects like they’re my own, which I do anyways. Even groups outside of what’s on Atlantic or GTA records, like the MGK album I just made, I love it as if it was mine.”
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Who else will we see sign to his label? Well, Travis Barker is making sure we only get the best of the best, and notes that he’s “very picky” about who he brings to the label.
“It has to be someone I feel comfortable taking a picture with and co-signing, saying I believe in this person and I think that this person is going to change music or at least make a huge fucking dent in music. I just don’t want to sign some random person.”