Reservoir Media Acquires Big D Evans’ Publishing Catalog SuperNayr

(CelebrityAccess) — Reservoir Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of the producer royalties and publishing catalog from the late hip-hop producer-songwriter Deon Evans, known professionally as Big D Evans.

Evans was best known for producing hits 2Pa, including albums such as 2Pacalypse Now, including “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” and “Changes” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance.

“Big D and 2Pac spent many hours together in the studio. The music they made captured the essence of a generation, igniting a movement that continues to shape the very fabric of hip-hop. It is my profound privilege and honor to have been entrusted by Big D to safeguard his legacy, such a cherished 2Pac collaborator. Big D’s spirit resonates through his impact on music history. We are thrilled to have found the right partners in the Reservoir Media team and Donna Caseine, who we know will champion Big D’s music with integrity, ensuring its continued impact inspiring generations to come,” said Helen Yu of Yu Leseberg, Evans’, longtime attorney and trustee.

“Big D Evans was a key creator behind the music of one of the biggest hip-hop artists of all time. The music Big D and 2Pac created together shaped hip-hop into a genre capable of reflective social commentary, collectively inspiring fans and other artists to this day.” She added, “Furthermore, with our investment in Big D’s influential catalog, Reservoir continues to solidify our portfolio as a home for outstanding legacy hip-hop music,” added Reservoir Executive Vice President, Global Creative Director Donna Caseine.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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