“I couldn’t see myself anywhere else,” Toosii told Billboard. “It’s like it was fate. To meet Jeff three years ago as an A&R and then, three years later, he’s the president of Capitol Records, and I’m the next big thing, I couldn’t see it no other way. I’m happy to be a part of the FAMILY.”
Capitol’s president was equally excited about the signing. He also made a point to shout out SCMG’s founder Arnold Taylor, who still manages DaBaby.
“Toosii possesses that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, and ambition you only find in the greats,” Vaughn said. “We are excited to welcome him, and our partners Arnold Taylor and South Coast Music Group, to Capitol Records.”
SCMG’s Taylor added, “The first time I listened to Toosii, I knew he was a megastar, which is why I did not hesitate signing him to South Coast Music Group. Knowing Jeff Vaughn’s history of developing artists, I knew Capitol Records would be the right partner for Toosii and South Coast Music Group!”
Toosii was born in Syracuse, New York but moved to North Carolina when he was a teenager. He linked up with SCMG in 2019, releasing the Who Dat mixtape as his first project for the imprint.
DaBaby’s labelmate dropped Poetic Pain, his first project with the support of Capitol’s parent company Universal Music Group, on September 18. The 17-track release included collaborations with Summer Walker and Lil Durk.
Stream Toosii’s Poetic Pain below.