Kenny Burns, former Vice-President of Roc-A-Fella Records and Co-Founder of couture fashion line RyanKenny, has launched a boutique record label, Studio 43.
Studio 43 is the latest musical venture from Burns designed to show case Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and Rock music.
Burns, a seasoned music industry veteran, has helped shaped the careers of Kanye West, Akon, Monica, 702 and Bad Boy’s girl group, Dream.
During his tenure at Roc-A-Fella Records, Burns served as vice president of Roc-A-Fella Records and president of Roc Music.
“After leaving Roc-A-Fella, I started Studio 43 because music has always been my passion,” Burns told AllHipHop.com. “The first artist of Studio 43 is Wale, he’s a rappers rapper. He’s from DC, I think he’s gonna be the next Jay Z. He’s got the most requested song in DC right now. We’re in the studio now working on his project and getting singles ready. As far as other artists, I’m working with a few R&B and rock acts as well. Everything I do is going to be a multicultural experience.”
Burns also stated he was working on expanding the RyanKenny brand of clothing.
“With the new line, we’ve continued our tradition of focusing on attention to details and the quality of the clothes. Plus, we’ve got a lower price point. You’ll see RyanKenny in Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Parisian and a host of other upscale stores.”
The self-proclaimed Lifestyle Specialist recently unveiled the RyanKenny Fall/Winter line at the 2006 Fashion Week in Miami Beach.
The high fashion production was capped off by special runway walk from super-model Tyson Beckford.