By Jack Barnes
Smokepurpp has signed a deal with music executive Todd Moscowitz‘s new label Alamo Records, a venture with Universal Music Group. The South Florida rapper is notable for breakout release “Ski Mask,” (over 6M streams on Soundcloud) and fellow tracks such as “No Smoke,” “6 Rings,” and “Wordhardt”.
During the last two decades, Moscowitz established an exceptional track record that also includes signing and working with artists ranging from Action Bronson, Meek Mill, Mike Jones, Migos, Young Thug, Jill Scott, Macklemore and the record labels OVO Sound and Maybach Music Group (MMG).
Before launching Alamo Records, in 2013 Moscowitz co-founded 300 Entertainment, a New York-based independent company that signed, developed and broke artists such Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect and Migos.
Moscowitz earlier held several positions with increasing authority at Warner Music Group, starting in 2004 as President of Asylum Records, where he quickly established that label as a leading destination and partner to music entrepreneurs in the discovery of promising new urban and hip-hop artists. Two years later he was named President (and subsequently CEO) of the company’s Independent Label Group, comprised of Asylum, East West Records and Cordless Recordings. In 2009, Moscowitz joined Warner Bros. Records, a year later taking on the title of CEO of the label.
Before Warner Music, Moscowitz was a partner at Violator Management, where he worked with artists such as 50 Cent and Missy Elliott. He began his music career at Rush Management while attending law school. At 26, Moscowitz became head of Rush Communications, taking the titles of President, Def Jam Music Publishing and President, Def Jam Interactive Gaming, before Def Jam’s sale in 2000 to UMG.
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