March 7, 2010
-- SMG Records & Media has been deemed to be one of Midwest’s most notable music labels in the Country. As of this January 2010, not only has SMG Records & Media has signed a lucrative distribution deal with a major distributor, they selected Penelope Write to serve as their VP (Vice President). The partnership will enable SMG Records to expand its reach with the dissemination of their Musical CD’s and DVDs worldwide. This major Music Distributor will facilitate their content of music via digital/physical sales, ringtones, and other mobile music promotional tools that would revolve around its hottest Music Group, “Grown Folks.” Grown Folks is based out of Grand Rapids, MI and was established in 2006 by Super Producer DJ Strange & one of today’s most talented Lyrical Mc’s in the Midwest, Don Juan.
With its originality and unique Midwest Sound, Grown Folks has built a reputation that compliments their ability to compose and produce incomparable musical beats and lyrics that are soothing to the ears, yet groovy for the feet. DJ Strange has produced for Artists such as Adina Howard, Sir-Mix-A-lot, and Chico Debarge. Furthermore, he has also performed in sessions with Parlee of the Franchize Boys and a hosts of Musicians and Musical Groups that have originated from the State of Michigan in conjunction with the Midwest Region. In light of Grown Folks’ music production mastering, the group is proclaimed to have the much needed sound for today’s Hip Hop Industry.
Grown Folks and their latest CD releases (i.e. Red Tape Album and Shut Up When We Talk), has displayed a unique sound that is guaranteed to place the stream of Hip Hop back on the scene like it was on a Motown Day the Motown Way. DJ strange says their success is to be credited to the group’s willingness to stay true to an original Hip Hop quality, sound , and intern that can be kept up-to -date for the masses of today’s youth. Doing so with their unique style and lyrical approach will cater to their philosophy of what Hip Hop Should be on a more positive note… This is what sets them apart from the rest of the pack in today’s Hip Hop Game…
"We have our own sound, our own style, and our own image that has been branded right here in West Michigan. We are here to be Mentors first for aspiring talent seeking to release hit songs in today’s Hip Hop industry, and Artist’s second. With our originality and promise to hold true to what the Midwest sound type has been and always will be, we are always able to successfully compose and produce creative outside-of-the box musical compilations that generate a positive demand,” says Juan of SMG Records & Media.
The distributor applauds the innovative sound of SMG Records & Media, and anticipates the style and upcoming album release for its Musical Group, "Grown Folks."
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