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2017 has been a good year for independent artists crossing over into the realm of the major labels and their affiliates. So far in 2017, 61 artists have been signed.

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Check out those artists below and who they signed with.

  1. SahBabii – Warner Bros. – Source: XXL
  2. Cardi B – Atlantic Records – Source: VIBE
  3. WillThaRapper – Republic Records – Source: 93.9 WKYS
  4. 21 Savage – Epic Records – Source: XXL
  5. Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment – Source: HotNewHipHop
  6. OMB Peezy – 300 Entertainment/Sick Wid It Records – Source: XXL
  7. Smokepurpp – Universal/Alamo – Source: XXL
  8. Money Man – Cash Money Records – Source: VladTV
  9. J.I.D – Dreamville/Interscope – Source: COMPLEX
  10. Nate Nixen – Culture Republic – Source: HipHopDX
  11. MikexAngel – 300 Entertainment – Source: BroadwayWorld
  12. Translee – Grand Hustle – Source: Hip Hop Weekly
  13. Phora – Warner Bros – Source: XXL
  14. Lil Pump – Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros – Source: HotNewHipHop
  15. Joe Gifted – Warner Bros – Source: Vents Magazine
  16. Mo3 – Epic – Source: Hip Hop Vibe
  17. Tre Da Kid – Epic – Source: XXL
  18. The Boy Illinois – Priority Records – Source: Fakeshoredrive
  19. Noochie – Atlantic Records – Source: DCTOP20
  20. NBA YoungBoy – Atlantic Records – Source: Kollege Kidd
  21. Ralo – 1017 Eskimo Records – Source: HotNewHipHop
  22. Hoodrich Pablo Juan – 1017 Eskimo Records – Source: HotNewHipHop
  23. Lil Wop – 1017 Eskimo Records – HotNewHipHop
  24. EarthGang – Dreamville/Interscope – Source: HotNewHipHop
  25. Trippie Redd – Strainge Music/Universal – Source: XXL
  26. Ben Platt – Atlantic Records – Source: Billboard
  27. Blackbear – Interscope – Source: KanyeToThe
  28. Yung Money – Heavy Camp/CMG – Source: VLADTV
  29. Boogiie Byrd – Murder Inc/300 Entertainment – Source: Billboard
  30. Fitted Circle – Murder Inc/300 Entertainment – Source: Billboard
  31. Flexinfab – Priority Records – Source: SoundCloud
  32. XXXTentacion – Empire/Capitol Records – Source: VLADTV, XXL
  33. Bandhunta Izzy – Republic – Source: Instagram
  34. Fatboy SSE – Empire – Source: Mass Appeal
  35. Lil Baby – QC (Management Deal) – Source: VLADTV
  36. La Mazii – Think It’s A Game – Source: Vevo
  37. Key Glock – PRE – Source: HotNewHipHop
  38. Albee Al – Priority Records – Source: InFlexWeTrust
  39. Hardo – Sony – Source: Post-Gazette
  40. Baka – OVO – Source: BET
  41. Bhad Bhabie – Atlantic Records – Source: XXL
  42. Nicky D – eOne – Source: Huffington Post
  43. Ayo & Teo – Columbia – Source: Rollingout
  44. Danileigh – Def Jam – Source: ThisIsR&B
  45. Yung Bleu – Columbia Records – Source: XXL
  46. G4SHI – Roc Nation – Source: XXL
  47. Daya – Interscope – Source: Billboard
  48. Nipsey Hussle – Atlantic Records – Source: Billboard
  49. Louis Tomlinson – Epic – Source: Variety
  50. Yung Mal – 1017 Eskimo Records – Source: HotSpotATL
  51. Lil Quill – 1017 Eskimo Records – Source: HotSpotATL
  52. YBS Skola – Dream Chasers – Source: AllHipHop
  53. Boogie – Shady Records – Source: HipHopDX
  54. Westside Gunn – Shady Records – Source: DJBooth.net
  55. Conway – Shady Records – Source: DJBooth.net
  56. Tay-K – 88 Classic – Source: VLADTV
  57. Ted Park – Capitol France/Universal – Source: VIBE
  58. Robb Banks – Cash Money Records – Source: XXL
  59. Lil Skies – Atlantic Records – Source: XXL
  60. Sir – TDE – Source: The Fader
  61. Stefflon Don – Universal – Source: NME

We’ll have to wait and see who gets signed in 2018.

– Naheem “Farlin Ave” Houston (@farlinave)

*Editor’s Note: This list will be updated as new artists are signed or discovered.

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