Rick Ross signs Jamaican Kris Kelli
American rapper Rick Ross has signed Jamaican singer Kris Kelli to his MMG Digital company. The label is a subsidiary of Ross’ Maybach Music Group which is distributed by Atlantic Records.
Her latest single, Me & You, features Ross and samples the hip-hop classic All I Need by rapper Method Man and singer Mary J Blige.
Kelli is the second Jamaican act Ross has signed. Reagan, the former dancehall artiste now known as hip hop artiste Magazeen, is with Maybach.
The 31-year-old Kelli, whose real name is Kristen Kelly-Ann McGregor, began her music career in 2003. She released her debut album, My World, on Japan’s Pony Canyon three years later.
She is known for songs like We’re Missing You, Step Up, Fame (featuring Vybz Kartel) and Sweet Intro. After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia a few years ago, Kelli signed with Block Entertainment, a label run by American music executive Russell ‘Block’ Spencer.
In 2012, she released the EP Sell Off.