Taylor Gang Entertainment

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Taylor Gang Logo.jpg
Founded 2008
Founder Wiz Khalifa
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records (Present)
Empire Distribution (Past)
Genre Hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Official website www.taylorgang.com

Taylor Gang Ent. is an American entertainment company. It operates as an independent record label, music management, music production and film company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania founded by rapper Wiz Khalifa.[1] The record label is home to artists such as Wiz Khalifa,Marton Deak, Balazs Balazs Berner, Project Pat, Ty Dolla $ign, Tuki Carter, J.R. Donato, and Raw Boo Man Academy Award winner and Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J who serves as A&R for the label.[2][3] The production side of the company is home to Sledgren, Ricky P, Cozmo & TM88.

History[edit]

The Taylor Gang was originally coined in 2006 to refer to "Taylor's" who are supporters of Wiz Khalifa.[4] Taylor Gang Ent. was founded in 2008 by Khalifa.[1][5] The record label was named after Khalifa's alma mater, Taylor Allderdice High School, and his affinity for Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers.[6][7] Taylor Gang Ent. began as Khalifa's fan base network, street team and home to his crew. The entity later became a full entertainment company encompassing record label, management services, production & film companies. Chevy Woods, Berner, and Tuki Carter all signed to the record label in 2011.[8][9][10] In December 2012, Juicy J joined the entertainment company.[11][12] In 2013, Ty Dolla $ign joined the company as well.[13] In 2014, J.R. Donato signed to the label.[14] King Ken & Kmatic KelZ signed to the label in early 2016.

The record label also doubles as a super group and announced plans to release an album as a group in 2016.[15]

Taylor Gang Ent. partnered with brands to create licensing deals, most notably, Grenco Science in 2014 for a series of vaporizer products and Neff to produce a special 26-piece apparel collection composed of T-shirts, jerseys and hats, which were a creative collaboration among the label's artists and Neff.[16] The label signed a distribution deal with Atlantic Records although some artists on the label are still distributed by EMPIRE.

Taylor Gang Entertainment Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Wiz Khalifa[edit]

Album Title Year
Rolling Papers 2011
O.N.I.F.C. 2012
Blacc Hollywood 2014
Khalifa 2016
Rolling Papers 2: The Weed Album 2017

Juicy J[edit]

Album Title Year
Stay Trippy 2013
Blue Dream and Lean 2015
Taylor Gang Forever 2016
Must Be Nice 2016
Rubba Band Business 2017

Project Pat[edit]

Album Title Year
Mista Don't Play 2: Everythangs Money 2015

Taylor Gang[edit]

Album Title Year
TGOD Vol. 1[17] 2016

Ty Dolla $ign[edit]

Album Title Year
Free TC 2015
Beach House 3 2017

Berner[edit]

Album Title Year
Urban Farmer 2012
Drugstore Cowboy 2013
20 Lights 2015
Hempire 2016
Packs 2016
Sleepwalking 2017

EPs[edit]

Artist Album title Year
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Live in Concert 2013
Ty Dolla Sign Beach House 2014
Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla Sign Talk About It In The Morning 2015

Mixtapes[edit]

Wiz Khalifa[18][edit]

Album Title Year
Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania 2005
Grow Season 2007
Smokin dank with @JoeyPerjanik 2007
Prince of the City 2 2007
Star Power 2008
Flight School 2009
How Fly (with Curren$y) 2009
Burn After Rolling 2009
Kush & Orange Juice 2010
Cabin Fever 2011
Taylor Allderdice 2012
Cabin Fever 2 2012
28 Grams 2014
Cabin Fever 3 2015

Chevy Woods[19][edit]

Album Title Year
Pilot Shit 2010
Red Cup Music 2011
The Cookout (with Wiz Khalifa) 2011
Gangland 2012
Gangland 2 2013
Gangland 3 2015
And The Story Goes... 2016

Project Pat[edit]

Mixtapes Title Year
Cheez N Dope 2013
Cheez N Dope 2 2013
Cheez N Dope 3: Street God 2014
Pistol & A Scale 2015
Street God: Street Testimony 2015
Street God 2: God Bless the Streets 2016
Street God 3: Louis Vuitton Don 2016
Street God 4: Tired & True 2016

Ty Dolla $ign[edit]

Album Title Year
Beach House 2 2013
$ign Language 2014
Airplane Mode 2015
Campaign 2016

Tuki Carter[edit]

Album Title Year
Atlantafornication[20] 2012
Tuki 2014
Toki Tape 2016

J.R. Donato[edit]

Album Title Year
North Pole 2013
Fast Money & Freedom 2015
Why So Serious ? 2016

Sosamann[edit]

Album Title Year
Sauce Esokbar 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gail Mitchell (August 18, 2014). "Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records signs distro deal with INgrooves". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang debuts vaporizers". Global License. December 25, 1969. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ Music News Desk (August 19, 2014). "Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records taps INgrooves Music Group for worldwide distribution". Broadway World. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Natali Bianco (November 6, 2012). "Wiz Khalifa brings the Taylor Gang to Civic Auditorium". The Gateway. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ Julian Sonny (June 25, 2015). "How Wiz Khalifa went from local rapper to international icon". Elite Daily. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ Trent Clark (September 15, 2015). "Wiz Khalifa surprises Taylor Allderdice High School with $45K worth of backpacks". Hip Hop Wired. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ JP DelaCuesta (January 24, 2012). "Chevy Woods: Taylor Gang's general breaks down his army's music & more". All HipHop. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ Ross Green (July 25, 2011). "Interview: Wiz Khalifa reveals his web secrets of success". NBC New York. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ Adelle Platon (March 4, 2014). "Taylor Gang's Courtney Noelle unveils 'Love On The Run' mixtape artwork and tracklisting". VIBE. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  10. ^ Michael Alison Gonzales (May 15, 2014). "Courtney Noelle preps first album with Wiz Khalifa [INTERVIEW]". Ebony. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Juicy J Stays Trippy: Inside The Rapper's Unlikely Comeback". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  12. ^ Elva Aguilar (January 31, 2014). "Interview:Juicy J Talks About Lord Infamous, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," & His Relationship With Taylor Gang". Complex. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ty Dolla $ign Officially Joins Taylor Gang". Vibe. 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  14. ^ Kev Ross (November 5, 2014). "J.R. Donato Releases New Video For "Couldn't Wait" Signs to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang". Radio Facts. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2013-02-21). "Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Give Birth To Baby Boy Sebastian Taylor Thomaz | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  16. ^ Nate Bodansky (June 6, 2014). "Neff x Taylor Gang Ent. launch new apparel collection". Hypebeast. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Twitter / RealTaylorGang: Taylor Gang group album". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  18. ^ "Taylor Gang Records". Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "Taylor Gang Records". Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  20. ^ "Tuki Carter - Munchies - Listen & Download". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2012-08-21.