Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free’s pgLang Signs L.A. Artist Tanna Leone; Partner with Def Jam

Earlier on Wednesday, it was announced that Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free’s company pgLang had signed 23-year-old Los Angeles artist Tanna Leone.

“When pgLang launched, I knew that’s where my home was,” said Tanna Leone in a statement which came along with a trailer video for his new singles. “It’s an honor to join my brothers on this journey of shaping the future of media and entertainment. As an artist I want to represent disrupting the status quo, push people to focus on their growth as a human, and to be a voice for the voiceless through my artistry.”

Further details have now emerged on the deal. The two singles ‘With The Villains’ and ‘Lucky’ have arrived tonight along with a music video for the former and it’s been announced that the signing is a joint partnership with Def Jam. Tanna Leone joins pgLang’s previous signee Baby Keem on the second installment of his “The Melodic Blue” Tour beginning tonight in Pittsburgh, PA.

“We’re excited to welcome Tanna Leone and pgLang to the Def Jam family as valued partners,” said Tunji Balogun, chairman and CEO, Def Jam Recordings. “I’m lucky to have been able to connect with Kendrick and Dave during the early stages of my career as friends and collaborators, and I’m thrilled to be able to extend that relationship here at Def Jam. Tanna is a dynamic and multi-talented new voice and we’re honored to be a part of his development and success.”

“Tanna is a rare opportunity to disrupt. We’re excited to partner with my young n*gga,” said Dave Free, Co-founder of pgLang. Watch the video for ‘With The Villains’ and listen to both songs, below.


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