(AllHipHop News) Entertainment industry insider Brooklyn Johnny entered into an exclusive partnership with RCA Records for the new joint venture label District 18 Entertainment. The native New Yorker plans to use his experience developing platinum-selling acts to help nourish a new crop of talent.
"Brooklyn Johnny has established himself as a major force in Hip Hop by elevating the careers of many artists with his creative vision, passion, and ambition," says Peter Edge, Chairman & CEO of RCA Records. "His past accomplishments and unique approach to finding and developing young talent is what makes him distinctly standout from others. He will bring fresh ideas and talent to the RCA family through District 18 Entertainment and we’re looking forward to a successful partnership.”
RCA Records President of Urban Music Mark Pitts adds, “The music business today is a game for the younger generation and Johnny is playing it well, as he has proven he possesses all the elements it takes to be successful. His passion, hustle, and creative instincts for identifying talent is paramount to his success and I look forward to working with and ushering him into the future.”
The former A&R consultant for Atlantic Records started his inroads in the music business by opening a recording studio in Brooklyn. During his time at Atlantic, Johnny was instrumental in signing "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker Cardi B and "Tunnel Vision" performer Kodak Black. He has also worked in the fields of artist management, road/tour management, production, songwriting, and engineering.
“I’m looking forward to rapidly pushing the culture forward with this new venture. Peter Edge and Mark Pitts have both been great supporters of me for quite some time, so this partnership was natural. District 18 Entertainment will be a destination for the next generation of superstars. Stay tuned," says Johnny.