Fight Klub Champ Serius Jones Signs To DTP, "This Was The Best Decision For Me"
Jones is best known for defeating battle rap heavyweight Jin at Fight Klub. Since then the New Jersey emcee received a number of record label offers before ultimately deciding to ride with DTP, which is headed by Ludacris, Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon.
"A lot of labels took interest and when it came down to it they [DTP] were really the only ones that came to me real. The first time I met them they brought the whole company to meet me. They really expressed what I needed them to express, which was that they understood me as an artist. After talking to a couple other labels I realized this was the best decision for me and my career as far as a home," Serius Jones said.
Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam is running full speed ahead with Jones; his first album Life Is Serius is slated for a Summer 2007 release.
"I feel that Serius is capable of changing the game as we know it," DTP CEO Chaka Zulu said via statement. "He is battle-proven, but not limited to being a battle rapper. His approach to hip-hop is refreshing and challenging, and it's no holds barred. '07 is going to be serious for hip-hop... pun intended."
While fans will have to wait until Summer for the official DTP release, Jones is currently making plans to drop his street album King Me very shortly.
"That should be out within the next month," Jones revealed. "My major release will probably be out by the beginning of the summer but I want to have something out so heads can have some Serius Jones to bump in the meantime before the real debut hits."
For more information on Serius Jones visit www.lifeisserius.com.