Athens rap group Stack Boyz signed with Atlanta-based D4L Records this week. D4L, which stands for Down For Life, broke nationally when a group of the same name scored a worldwide hit with “Laffy Taffy” in 2005. The business that grew out of that No. 1 smash forged deals with Atlantic Records and 50 Cent’s G Unit label, and now D4L, run by rapper Shawty Lo, has plucked a young Athens group for its roster.
Stack Boyz member Demetrik Williams, who raps under the name Stackboy Meat, called the deal with D4L “a big step” for the group, made up of Pedro “Stack Boy Dro” Hunt and producer Antwaun “Stackboy Twaun” Arnold.
“Shawty Lo is still a major artist,” Williams said. “The whole world still loves him. This puts us in the industry up there with everybody else.”