This weekend, Freddie Gibbs finally made it official when he announced at his Chicago show that he is now a part of Corporate Thugz Entertainment.

In an exclusive interview with DJ Smallz, Gibbs explains his decision:“It’s always good to work with people that you respect… I bump Jeezy and I think that he carved his own lane in the game, and that’s what I’m trying to do. What better way to elevate myself to the next level than doing it with somebody that I admire and respect? The situation with CTE—with Jeezy and Kinky B—it felt correct.

While this decision was still up in the air, Sam gave his two cents about the deal. Now the ink is dry and there’s no turning back.

Watch his announcement below.