trying to get in with Nitti and trying to get a record from JD (Jermaine Dupri) this time. I havenât worked with Jermaine since 2001.â Partnering with industry veteran and manager Malcolm Lee, Sammie says his new imprint Empire Entertainment puts him on track to handle his business on stage as well as behind the scenes. âI definitely wanted to venture out to entrepreneurship and not just be one dimensional as an artist, but one day owning my own company and one day writing music for other artists as well. Having Empire is kind of that home, that source and that foundation for me to produce that.â Despite calling his relationship with Rowdy Records a wrap, Sammie says he still has respect for Dallas Austin âWe donât speak on the regular, but like I said itâs no bad blood. If I do see him Iâm definitely going to speak and be respectful and I believe itâs vice versa as well.â For more of our exclusive interview with the young R&B singer who goes further into his release from Rowdy Records, the trend of âAuto Tuned Records,â and his love for the ladies click here.