This year is shaping up to be a promising one for hip hop production duo Cool & Dre. The Miami-based track masters have reportedly inked a new deal with Interscope Records to distribute their music label, Epidemic Music.
According to alllhiphop.com, the hit-makers have already signed 25-year-old Memphis rapper Don Trip, and 18-year-old R&B singer K-Rose to Epidemic. With Interscope providing the distribution muscle, Cool & Dre plan to focus on developing the projects of their upstart roster throughout the year.
Since releasing the breakout singles “New York” for Ja Rule (2004) and Game’s “Hate It or Love It” (2005) the Cool & Dre inked a short-lived label deal with Jive Records and recently penned a non-exclusive production deal with Cash Money Records in 2010.
The duo recently produced Game’s latest single “Red Nation” featuring Lil Wayne, and reportedly have placements on Game’s upcoming The R.E.D Album and Weezy’s much-anticipated Tha Carter IV LP. They’re also staying busy in the studio working on Rick Ross’ next album, God Forgives I Don’t.