wifisfuneral Signs to Alamo Records via Interscope, Todd Moscowitz’s New Label Venture With Universal Music Group
The 20-Year-Old Celebrates His Birthday and a Successful SXSW With Huge Announcement
(L to R: manager Tariq Cherif, Todd Moscowitz, wifisfuneral, and lawyer, John Ingram)
“‘It Don’t Matter’ puts Wifisfuneral over a raucous, Robb Bank$-produced beat, with keys straight out of a science fiction film. He raps about women, drugs, being fearless, and most importantly, ignoring people who talk too much. Never get too wrapped up in the naysayers and the time wasters; they’ll never help you be great. The song is visceral, it gets to point, and it should be played as loudly as possible.” – NOISEY
“Wifisfuneral is one of the emerging underground champions who is proving he can play to packed venues across North America and dominate the online world.” – HYPETRAK
West Palm Beach’s own Wifisfuneral has been making waves online for quite some time now.” – Pigeons & Planes
20-year old wordsmith wifisfuneral has signed a record deal with Interscope/Alamo Records. The South Florida rapper announced the deal on social media over the weekend. By inking a deal with music industry executive and Alamo Records founder Todd Moscowitz, wifisfuneral became the first artist to sign out of SXSW, where he performed on seven showcases during a five day span.
Commenting on the deal, wifisfuneral said: “It’s been a great journey to get here. I want to thank my fans for helping me reach this point. I’m excited to partner with Interscope and Alamo. They believe in me enough to give me 100% creative control and still put all of their resources behind me. It really goes to show you that if you work hard and stay true to yourself, anything is possible.”
2017 has been a big year for wifisfuneral thanks in part to the release of When Hell Falls, which peaked at #17 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. His follow up single, the somber and reflective “wya?,” has amassed over 500,000 streams in just 2 weeks, after being released at the request of wifi’s Twitter followers when he asked them to “Tweet #wya if u want a new song.”
“We’ve been working for a long time to get to this point,” said wifisfuneral’s manager, Tariq Cherif. “When I first started managing wifisfuneral he had 2,000 followers and less than 100,000 streams. Now, 20 million+ streams and 100,000 followers later, we have found the right partners in Todd Moscowitz and Joie Manda at Interscope to take wifi’s career to the next level while maintaining his artistic integrity.”
Moscowitz added: “This is such an amazing time for music and for young artists to take creative control of their lives and Alamo was built to support that. But even within this crowded field of creators, there are leaders and wifisfuneral is one of them. He and Tariq have done an unbelievable job supporting his brand and we’re excited to have them as part of our team.”
Showcasing acclaimed tracks such as the FADER-premiered emotive “Luv Me Never” and the Beats 1-debuted “Lost My Mind,” which features an appearance from fellow rising star Kembe X, When Hell Falls is a Neil Armstrong-type moment for the young rapper, stepping forth unencumbered by gravity. Released by wifi’s own Rich Life Records and distributed by EMPIRE, When Hell Falls exploits the inertia of last year’s Black Heart Revenge, a gloomy collection of turn-up anthems, which charted at #69 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart with little promotion and led to the Black Heart Revenge Tour, wifi’s first headlining national tour. With 20 million+ streams and over 150,000 followers across platforms, wifisfuneral will look to grow his rabid fanbase even further in 2017. Catch wifisfuneral at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival in May, alongside Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, and more.
Stream When Hell Falls on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/sets/when-hell-falls
Buy When Hell Falls on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/when-hell-falls/id1194850524
Watch the “Antisocial Club” Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAH8kcNif9I
Watch the “It Don’t Matter” Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmDZe4JavtM
In just one year, nineteen year old South Florida rapper wifisfuneral has taken his dark sonics, mature-beyond-his-years lyrics, and trunk rattling bass from the streets of Palm Beach to the world, amassing over 18 million streams and over 150,000 followers across all platforms. wifisfuneral’s growth has been organic and cult-like, with his fans spreading his music like wildfire with each and every release. With virtually zero promotion other than his social media presence, wifisfuneral’s most recent mixtape Black Heart Revenge (May 27th, 2016) reached #69 on the iTunes hip-hop charts despite being available for free. When Hell Falls, wifisfuneral’s next project, hit stores on January 27th and this time around, peaked at #17 on the iTunes hip-hop charts.
EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today’s hottest talent from superstars such as T.I. and red-hot newcomers such as Anderson .Paak. While remaining 100% independent, EMPIRE has also partnered with Atlantic Records for a joint venture, home to breakout star D.R.A.M. and joined forces with Republic Records for the release of Sage The Gemini’s Remember Me album.
“Lost My Mind” ft. Kembe X: https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/lost-my-mind-ft-kembe-x-prod-henrydaher
“Antisocial Club”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAH8kcNif9I
“Hell On Earth”: https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/hell-on-earth
“Just a Year Ago”: https://youtu.be/JVCwdgrfX3c
“It Don’t Matter”: https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/it-dont-matter-prod-by-robb-bank