About DTP Recordings
Disturbing tha Peace Records, LLC (commonly known as DTP) is a recording company and management company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in hip hop and rap. The label was founded by Ludacris and his manager, Chaka Zulu, when Ludacris failed to get a record deal. Ludacris rose to fame after his release of his Back For The First Time debut on the label Def Jam. Disturbing tha Peace released a compilation Golden Grain in 2002 in which it featured Shawnna, I-20, Tity Boi, Lil Fate, DJ Jay Cee also known as DJ JHB, and Ludacris himself on the album.
In 2003, the label became home to St. Louis rapper Chingy who released Jackpot on the label. After a dispute over royalties, Chingy abruptly left the label. Since then, Disturbing tha Peace has signed R&B singer Bobby Valentino, Field Mob, Shareefa, Playaz Circle, Norfclk, Willy Northpole and rock group Lazyeye to the label. Most of the artists on Disturbing tha Peace are distributed through Def Jam. Capitol Records has also distributed Chingy's and I-20's albums. Def Jam Records is distributing the Playaz Circle release, and Field Mob are a part of Geffen Records.
Chingy has recently returned to DTP.
They are now working on a new album called Strength in Numbers, schedulded to be released August 2008. DTP has released the 1st Single called "Celebrity Chick" featuring Chingy, Small World, and Steph Jones. DTP has officially signed an exclusive distribution deal with Island Def Jam.