Isa Muhammad is a combination of luck and skill. How else could you be signed to a major after only spitting one freestyle for the label’s boss?
The Inglewood rapper went viral after such an occurrence. The clip that gained almost 2 million views on YouTube shows Rick Ross impressed with the young rapper, which led to rumors that he might sign him. Well, those rumors turned to fact yesterday (July 28) as Rozay did indeed sign Muhammad to his Maybach Music Group imprint.
Isa posted multiple Instagram videos showing him on his way to the signing and then officially putting ink to paper on a deal. Muhammad said in the first video that he’s looking to “uplift the people.” It was a sentiment that Ross later relayed in a press release about his newest signee.
“This was something that I wasn’t expecting,” the release read. “This kid gave me his heart when he was spitting and the internet got a hold of the video I put up on my Snapchat. I wanted to give an opportunity for someone else to be put on – I know so many people in his same position. MMG is about giving back and pushing the culture forward by finding new and real talent. Isa Muhammad will reflect quality rap music and MMG is going to make sure of that.”
Congratulations to Isa Muhammad. His story is one of true perseverance as it’s been reported that he was homeless shortly before the initial video went viral.
Watch videos of Isa Muhammad signing to Maybach Music as well as the original freestyle he spit for Rick Ross below.
(Photo from top: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation, MURDAFUCKA 187 via YouTube)