blink-182’s Travis Barker may just be the busiest man in the business. I struggle to think of a single person with more fingers in proverbial pies. Barker has just launched his own record label.
As Billboard reports, DTA records is a joint venture with Elektra Music Group, and will be a hub for Barker’s collaborations in the hip hop realm, and serve as a home for artist development. Barker has collaborated with hip-hop artists for years; boasting a resume of huge names including Lil Nas X, Kid Cudi, Lil Peep, Pharrell, Halsey, Yungblud, Machine Gun Kelly and many more.
“I wanted a label partner that I trusted with true artist development…As an artist, it’s important to me that an artist’s vision is protected at all costs,” Barker shared in a statement. “It’s crucial that I’m able to look an artist in the eye and believe it when I say we can take them from a basement to an arena. Elektra’s track record and belief are proof of that, and I’m stoked to continue to build that legacy together through DTA Records.”
To celebrate the launch of the record, DTA has dropped the first taste of what’s to come with new track ‘Gimme Brain’ — a collaboration between Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Barker. You can listen to it below.