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Cipha Sounds Signs to Roc Nation

Former Hot 97 personality joins Jay Z's team as DJ/comedian.

After a dramatic exit from Hot 97, on-air personality Cipha Sounds has picked up a new management team by way of Jay Z's über-successful Roc Nation.

"This is just the beginning," Cipha wrote via Instagram. "These Roc people have no idea what they're in for. I got TTTTOOOOOO many ideas. Thanks for letting me in. #rocnation #ciphasounds #ciphasoundscomedy #themvmt."

He's signed as a DJ and comedian.

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Cipha announced the move to La Familia less than a month following a somewhat surprising departure from the New York radio station. He had expressed frustration with staff changes on his personal podcast, and corporate responded with well wishes on future endeavors.

“After 17 years, I'm leaving Hot 97. I'm changing my relationship status from ‘it’s complicated’ to ‘single.’ It’s been an amazing ride.… The next move is already underway and I promise it's going to be huge," he said at the time.

Cipha joins Angie Martinez, also formerly of Hot 97, as another recent Roc Nation signee.

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