Atlanta rapper Diamond, the former 14-year-old standout from Crime Mob, has officially become the newest addition to Battery/Jive Records.
The emcee known for her fearless lyrics and constantly repping for ladies, is announcing her movement to the home of Mickey Factz, Chalie Boy and 6 Tre G.
Feeling optimistic about her new label home, Diamond told HipHopWired that she parted ways with Warner Brothers for the Jive Records imprint after a series of issues that hindered her career.
“I’m excited because I feel like there were a lot of bad situations done, bad management, bad labels…I think it will be good because I have the right machine behind me as far as my management team. I have the most awesome glam squad now and the only thing that was missing was the label to come in and give a stamp of approval. I just feel like everything’s so far so good. It’s gonna be another great year.”
She also added that she’s set to revamp the album originally set to be released on Warner Brothers for a new product featuring additional tracks that showcase her unforeseen talent.
“It’ll be me redoing tracks. I was signed with Warner Brothers for about eight months and my album was done within the third month. My album is done but I’m still recording every day, I’m still growing, I’m still progressing. Just to show the talent and the skills that I have, that would be great…It’s a matter of inserting new tracks and new people.”
When asked if she felt like Battery/Jive would give her more freedom, the ATL diva confidently responded “yes”, adding that she highly considered the independent route before signing to the label.
“Most definitely and that’s why I chose to go with them. My first option was to be straight independent because I’ve been dealing with major labels since I was 14. Seven years later now you see you can make more money, have more flexibility, it’s not so much of a protocol. It’s just crazy. I feel like being independent and being able to be flexible and make sure I’m in control with my career versus it being in someone else’s hands. I feel like that would be the best way possible.”
Diamond made sure to mention that her “Boss Beyotch Click” of Rasheeda, Lola Monroe, Toya and Kandi known for their remix of Young Money’s “Bedrock”, was going strong. The ladies throw a series of events in the Atlanta area to mix and mingle with fans.
“BBC just did a “Tweet and Meet.” Once a month every other month we connect with our fans to touch them and let them know that we’re people just like everybody else. “
While the ladies are keeping busy being tastemakers in Atlanta, they may still explore the option of penning new music.
“We might. That was us coming together to show some love for Rasheeda on her prospects. We kind of just go with the flow. As time passes you never know.”
Check out a previous video interview with Diamond where she tells HipHopWired about her relationship with fiancée Lil Scrappy, her decision not to follow him and sign to DTP and her mixtape regime.
More of video interview with Diamond here.