Cardo & Payroll Giovanni are the newest members of Def Jam.
It looks like things are really starting to come together for Detroit rapper Payroll Giovanni. After years on being on his hustle & grind, Payroll got a huge look a couple weeks ago when he was featured on Jeezy’s Pressure album on the song “In A Major Way.” And if that wasn’t enough, Payroll just announced that him and frequent producer Cardo are now the newest members of Def Jam Records, which now makes more sense that he was featured on Jeezy’s album (seeing how that Pressure also was released via Dej Jam).
"I need all my real fans and day ones 2 welcome me and @cardogotwings to @defjamrecords 🍾🍾🍾🍾 LONG LIVE ROC Yo name and legacy will live forever I dedicate this to you," Payroll captioned his IG post. Meanwhile Cardo added some more sentimental words in his post & announcement.
“Aye man where do I start? This has been the most wild year to me so far. Me and my brother @payroll_giovanni been thru a lot this year along with coach @stevecarless LOL The one Who really believed in what we were trying to do and what we was trying to accomplish! This whole process wasn’t easy but shit got handled ! And we on DEF JAM RECORDS mane ! Big Bossin Vol. 2 around the corner."
To go along with this announcement, the two also revealed that their sequel to 2016's Big Bossin Vol. 1 project is dropping January 26th. Available now for pre-order on iTunes, Big Bossin Vol. 2 will contain 16 tracks in total and feature guest appearances from Jeezy, E-40, Young To, Jade Jones, Cashout Calhoun, Overlord Scooch, and more.
Cardo is coming off a joint project with G Perico & Jay Worthy in September called G-Worthy, while having also contributed to Quavo & Travis Scott’s newly-released Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho project.