Raekwon Signs Rapper JD Era To Ice H20; Launches Label Presence In Toronto

Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon the shift has expanded the roster of his Ice H20 record label, with the signing of Toronto rapper JD Era.

JD Era, who was featured in AllHipHop.com’s Breeding Ground section, will release his debut mixtape “No Handouts” on Raekwon’s Ice H20 imprint.

“Im excited to be working with Raekwon and the Ice H20 family,” JD Era explained told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “Were looking forward to doing some big things for hip-hop in this country.”

The signing of JD Era also marks the launch of Raekwon’s label’s presence in Toronto, which has produced world-renowned rappers like Kardinall Offishall, Drake, Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes, K’Naan, Saukrates and others.

“All this talent out here thats sunken in this situation where they not able to carry it across seas, across the world, across to America, Im here to give them the opportunity,” Raekwon told HipHopCanada.com during an interview in April.

“Theres a lot of talent here,” Raekwon said. “Its been too many years that were not able to hear the music like how yall hearing us constantly. I wanna be able to hear yall constantly the same way, and see new artists come and get on.”

JD Era’s “No Handouts” mixtape will be available for free download later this month at www.nohandouts.net

Source AllHipHop