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Classic Hip-Hop Label Payday Records Relaunches

Patrick Moxey, the founder of dance and electronic label Ultra Music, is going back to his roots with the relaunch of Payday Records, the classic hip-hop label he created in 1992 that served as the label home of artists like Gang StarrGroup HomeJeru the Damaja and Showbiz & A.G., among others. As part of the company’s revival, Moxey is teaming back up with DJ Premier for a new single, “Our Streets” feat. A$AP Ferg, set to drop tomorrow (Nov. 3).

When Moxey first launched Payday 25 years ago, it was at the center of New York’s golden age of hip-hop, with Premier heavily involved as one of the go-to producers and, alongside Guru in Gang Starr, key artists in the scene at the time. In 1995, Payday also released the first-ever single from Jay-Z, “In My Lifetime,” a year before his debut album Reasonable Doubt was released in June 1996, and released a slew of albums and singles from the likes of WC and the MAAD CircleO.C. and UTDMos Def‘s first hip-hop group.

Alongside Premier, Payday has deals with New Orleans MC Pell, Atlanta veteran OJ Da Juiceman, U.K. rapper Yung Fume and NYC collective Gloss Gang.

“Hip-hop has become a global language, and I think the new Payday is here to reflect that and to help bring a bunch of diverse and talented new artists to the world,” Moxey tells Billboard. “Our first signings are from four different cities: New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and London. That reflects the fact that we have one computer in front of us and that computer knows no borders.”


A$AP Mob is hitting the road for a 19-city tour starting this Fall. The hip-hop collective, composed of names like A$AP FergA$AP RockyA$AP NastA$AP TwelvyyA$AP Ant and  A$AP TyY, has a strong and loyal following, so each show is predictably going to be all the way turned up.

To make matters even more exciting, Mob affiliates, Playboi Carti and Key! will be joining them on the tour. The group has a plethora of songs together and also has a collab project out, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1. The second installment of these tapes, Cozy Tapes Vol. 2, is set to drop later on this year, which gives fans a perfect amount of time to indulge and learn all the words in time for the tour.

The tour will kick off on September 23 in Lowell, Massachusetts and wind all across the country before the finale in Broomfield, Colorado on November 5. Check out the full details below and make sure you’re ready to secure your tickets this Friday, July 28th, at 10AM on ASAPMob.com.

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