Missy Elliott

Missy Elliot is an English R & B singer/songwriter whose soulful, jazz-tinged cadence, heartfelt lyrics, and retro sound invoke names like Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Amy Winehouse, the latter of whom the Walsall-based artist cites as her biggest influence. Smith issued her debut single, “Blue Lights,” in 2016 followed by “A Prince” and then “Where Did I Go?”

2016 eventually culminated with the release of Smith’s debut EP, Project 11. The following year saw her international profile elevated via her multiple appearances on Drake’s surprise playlist/LP More Life, which saw her holding court amongst a bevy of high-profile guests like Kanye West, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, and…

Wizkid

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with a Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, and Banky W. By 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist: Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple…

El Alfa

Emanuel Herrera Batista, better known as El Alfa El Jefe (or simply as “El Alfa” or “the Boss”), is an influential, charting Dominican rapper. He is regarded in his home country as one of the most influential dembow (a Dominican hybrid of dancehall and reggaeton) artists. Since 2012, he has issued more than three-dozen digital singles and videos, including the early hits “Muevete Jevi” and “Tarzan.” His YouTube videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. Using his thin, gritty voice in syncopated phrasing, his trademark rapid-fire rhymes are regarded by fans as being as infectious as his beats. His recordings are staples on Latin…

Jhene Aiko

Six-time Grammy nominee Jhené Aiko has crowned a breakthrough year with three new Grammy nominations for her R&B masterpiece, Chilombo, including the prestigious ‘Album Of The Year.’ She was also recently nominated for an American Music Award for Best Soul/R&B female, and two Soul Train Awards. Jhene’s 2020 album Chilombo – now certified Platinum with seven gold and platinum singles – topped the Billboard R&B Chart at #1 not once but twice this year, and has garnered over 2 Billion streams worldwide. Chilombo made chart history as the biggest Billboard R&B debut from a female artist since Beyonce’s Lemonade. Jhene is currently dominating urban and rhythm radio with her…

Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith is an English R & B singer/songwriter whose soulful, jazz-tinged cadence, heartfelt lyrics, and retro sound invoke names like Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Amy Winehouse, the latter of whom the Walsall-based artist cites as her biggest influence. Smith issued her debut single, “Blue Lights,” in 2016 followed by “A Prince” and then “Where Did I Go?”

2016 eventually culminated with the release of Smith’s debut EP, Project 11. The following year saw her international profile elevated via her multiple appearances on Drake’s surprise playlist/LP More Life, which saw her holding court amongst a bevy of high-profile guests like Kanye West, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, and Travis…

Major Lazer

Making the world smaller by making the party bigger: this is Major Lazer’s mission. Since its debut in 2009, the trio led by Diplo has consistently affirmed its desire to celebrate cultures, to uplift artists and genres from around the world and to create a new kind of electronic music. The breadth of international artists that we find across Major Lazer’s albums — from Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do, to their latest Music Is The Weapon — illustrates this ethos. This desire to free oneself from codes, to break down barriers, is at the heart of Music is the Weapon. Released in October 2020 this new LP is carried by a list of prestigious names, with…

Ferg

Eight years into his career, Ferg is world-building. The Harlem-born member of the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob has released some of the most iconic hits since he launched his solo career with 2013’s Traplord, the same year he was named BET Awards’ “Rookie of the Year”.

From his follow-up album Always Strive and Prosper, to his mixtapes Ferg Forever and Still Striving, and his most recent Floor Seats series, he has released some of the most invigorating and bold statements in contemporary rap. His smash hit “Plain Jane” was certified 5x Platinum, while “Shabba,” “Work REMIX” and “New Level” have all achieved multi-Platinum status as well. Last year’s Floor Seats II release featured “Move Ya…

Vp Records

VP RECORDS:

VP Records, based in Jamaica, Queens NY, is a major pioneering force in the reggae music industry. Home to global superstars such as Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beres Hammond, Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw, Gyptian, I-Wayne, Morgan Heritage, Mavado and others, VP is the only record label that represents the full spectrum of Caribbean music from roots & culture to soca and dancehall. In 2016, VP Records is at the heart of Jamaican reggae and a major force in delivering reggae music around the world.

It all began over 50 years ago with reggae pioneers, Vincent Chin and his wife Patricia (their initials leading to the name “”VP””), in their native…

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa is one of the most prominent African acts worldwide along with our clients BURNA BOY and WIZ KID. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, the singer-songwriter moved with her family to England when she was 11-years-old where she established herself as a background vocalist and soon developed into a successful songwriter earning credits on a handful of albums, including Fantasia’s Grammy-nominated “Back To Me.” In 2013, Tiwa released her debut album, “Once Upon a Time,” and received her first MOBO Award nomination in the category of Best African Act. In 2018, Tiwa became the first female crowned Best African Act by the MTV European Music Awards. In the same year she also became…

Mr Eazi

MR EAZI is the creative and business visionary leading African music into its future.

As a recording artist, the Nigerian multihyphenate is the voice behind Afropop hits “Pour Me Water,” “Skin Tight” (featuring Efya), and “Leg Over,” as well as groundbreaking collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin. A serial entrepreneur, he’s also the founder of emPawa Africa, a talent incubator program that funds and mentors emerging African artists, and the digital music aggregator emPawa Distribution — initiatives hailed by CNN, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Forbes for their forward-thinking…