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Rapper Yung Joc Inks New Label Deal, Signs R&B Singer

Badboy rapper Yung Joc, who already has two automobile-related companies, as well as a sunglasses line which will be debuting soon called Claudio St. James, has inked a one-off deal through Jive Records, for his new imprint Swagg Team Entertainment Joc recently put his money where his mouth is by with signing upcoming R&B singer Traeyon, whose as-yet-untitled debut CD is scheduled to be released early 2009. Rappers come a dime a dozen,” Joc explains signing Traeyon. “I wasn’t planning on signing an R&B artist, but it dawned on me that a good vocalist is what the game is missing…Knowing that I am a hard worker, I saw those talents in him when I saw him.” Traeyon has been setting Atlanta on fire with his debut solo single “V.I.P.” featuring Yung Joc, where Trae croons with heartfelt conviction atop a snap-infused dance track. The Atlanta rapper’s sophomore album, 2007’s “Hustlenomics,” has sold 197,000 copies in the United States to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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