R&B DUO RECOGNITION INKS DEAL WITH R&R RECORDS Their first single “Last Song” will be impacting radio soon!!
R&B Sensations J’Rod and Rico that make up the extremely talented group Recognition has just inked a deal with R&R Records. Music Mogul Romereo Hartfield says he signed the group from Jackson, Mississippi because he kept hearing about this group out of his home town that had everybody from the radio to the streets talking. When he finally heard Recognition Romereo says he was blown away by their strong vocal range, their song quality and arrangement. In addition to that, he loved their image; they have a very unique look, a dynamic chemistry and a captivating stage performance. “They have all the ingredients of a hit selling group. Recognition in less than one year I guarantee will be super stars, says Romereo.
Their first single “Last Song” is an undeniable hit that the ladies and R&B lovers will be sure to love. It is the perfect selection for the DJs to play at the end of the night at the club. “Last Song” definitely has radio appeal that will definitely increase radio stations female TSL. “Last Song” will be impacting airwaves soon. DJs, Radio personnel and members of the media can download the single “Last Song” at http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/26crdo. Recognition’s album is untitled but scheduled to be released first quarter of 2010. On the album, they will be working with super producers Brian Michael Cox who has worked with artist Tre Songz and Usher, in addition to Delight Allerby who has worked with LSG, Silk, Luther Vandross and Gerald Levert.
About R&R Records
R&R Records is based in Dallas Texas and was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Romereo Hartfield whose background is in radio promotions and marketing. Romereo has worked with music legend Quincy Jones at Qwest Records, in addition, he has worked for several major labels, such as Warner Brothers, MCA, Geffen and Interscope Records, just to name a few. R&R Records has experts in house with Radio, Promotions, street team, public relations and marketing backgrounds. They have a plethora of qualifications and decades of relationships with radio programmers, members of the media, music retailers, DJ’s, industry tastemakers and access to consumers. As in Independent label, R&R Records has the same benefits to offer artist that a major labels do, but with a more personal touch and hands on approach. Romereo Hartfield and his team of professionals are extremely qualified in the music entertainment business, combined; they have over 35 years of experience.
Our Mission and Vision is to sell millions of records and digital downloads by producing quality hit music of all genres and putting out the world’s next biggest stars and hit makers. R&R Records is on its way to making the label and artist a household name. Our goal is to grow a huge fan base and leave a legacy of music and artist like other record labels, such as Def Jam, LaFace, Rap-a-Lot and Motown Records and others.
In Webster’s Dictionary, the definitive term for “recognition” is the state of being recognized. J’rod and Rico are R&B sesations that possess a certain relateability and level of musical talent that makes recognizing them inevitable. The soon to be super group Recognition, comprised of Jerrod “J’rod” Rankin and Rico “Sivad” Davis, grew up a mere 44.8 miles away from the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi. The duo seemed to possess a notable level of talent and charisma that made them the center of attention. As a result, J’rod and Rico began crafting their own material with the hopes of sharing it with the masses.
This dynamic duo may soon find themselves in the same arena of talent with some of the greats they say contributed to their inspiration, which includes the likes of Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Smokie Robinson. If one were to classify the duo’s sound, you would have to go with the genre the group has coined “edge music”, a category they describe as a healthy mix of soul, pop, Hip Hop, jazz, R&B, and more. This sound is what gives them the edge over the previous leaps and bounds made in the rhythm and blues genre.
“Their name speaks for itself,” says Angie Stone, world renowned singer /songwriter and avid supporter of the group. “It’s only a matter of time before the world recognizes them. Recognition’s Rico “Sivad” Davis weighs in, “Everything is happening and we’ve sacrificed a lot to follow our dreams. The thing that inspires us to do what we do is the smiles we put on our fans’ faces and immense respect we have for the music. Our goal is not short term success but to become legends. We’re going to transcend the current state of R&B music to the next level.” They have served as opening acts for the following artists: KCi and Jo Jo, B2K, Bow Wow, Mario, Bobby Valentino, Avant, Latoya Luckett, Usher, Paster Troy, Eightball and MJG, Eric Benet’, Brandy, Yung Joc, Slim Thugg, Lil Flip, Keyshia Cole, Silk, Lil Booise, Webbie and more.
Recognition also holds many titles including writing, song arrangements, melody compositions, vocal delivery, entertainment and also college students. R&R Records CEO Romereo Hartfield was excited to sign Recognition, because he had been hearing about their buzz and when he had the opportunity to hear their music, he was blown away. “I was impressed by their vocal range, song arrangement and sound. They are a group of good looking guys with charisma, a tremendous stage presence; they have a mass appeal and possess star qualities like they are already national recording artist.”