Nadir Khayat, the Moroccan-born producer/songwriter better known as RedOne, has spent the last few years blanketing the airwaves with indelible tracks for Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Rowland and Pitbull.
Now the Grammy-winning hitmaker is partnering with Cash Money Records to develop new sounds. Khayat is joining the home of Lil Wayne,Drake and Nicki Minaj and bringing along his own imprint, 2101 (which, like Cash Money, is distributed through Universal Music).
“I have always been impressed with the way Slim and Baby do business. Their determination to build their artists’ careers from the ground to super-stardom shows their sheer commitment," RedOne said in a statement, referring to Cash Money founders Ronald "Silm" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams.
"I have strived to work with the best in the industry throughout my career and this opportunity to partner my 2101 label with Cash Money on these projects is one such example," the statement continued. "Together, we'll be able to continue to help build global stars and make hit music that we hope fans around the world will enjoy."