Wall Street Records president and former Dogg Pound member
Kurupt released a statement on Monday stating that his label would
be joining forces with A&M Records to form Antra Records, a move that
follows the lead of Ice Cube and A&M forming Heavyweight Records
and basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and A&M forming T.W.Is.M.
Records. According to the statement, Antra will be the first rap label to have
offices on both coasts, setting up shop in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The
label's first release will be from head-honcho Kurupt, who is scheduled to drop
a two-CD set entitled Kuruption on July 21.