Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker has said he has a “bunch of records” ready to go for his new rap label, DTA. Barker is set to share collabs between him and the likes of Run The Jewels and Little Yachty.
Travis Barker and his knack for a beat has seen him work with a heap of rappers and general big names throughout the years. He’s worked with Lil Nas X, Yungblud and Halsey, and just recently, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross on ‘Gimme Brain’.
Despite this though, he’s told Billboard he’s working to protect artists from big labels and promote up and comers.
One of Travis Barker’s upcoming singles is ‘Dogshit’ and it features two up-and-comers: Jasiah and Nascar Aloe.
“My whole point of even exploring this project is to look out for the artists, protect the artists, and guide the artists,” he told Billboard.
“I want to develop my artists way before bigger labels throw it against the wall.”
He went on to explain that he’s pairing up and coming artists with big names, before saying, “Finding out how I fit into the rap world is one of the most awesome things that has ever happened to me.”
Talking about how his role in working with young artists has evolved, he said, “Now I’m taking it one step further and looking out for the artist – I’m co-signing the artist.”
“I’m approaching these projects like they’re my own, which I do anyways. Even groups outside of what’s on Atlantic or GTA records, like the MGK album I just made, I love it as if it was mine.”
He then revealed, “I have a bunch of records I’m sitting on, so when we’re getting ready to put out songs from lesser-known artists, we can highlight it with a bigger track.”
“I have a record with Nascar Aloe and Jasiah that’s going to come out; I have some stuff with this kid OmenXIII; I have stuff with Smokepurpp, stuff with Yachty and Dej Loaf, and one with Run the Jewels.”
“I don’t think about it as an album, but rather as singles every other month.”