New York Jets running back Thomas Jones is taking his love for music to the next level, with the launch of his new independent record label Outta Pocket Entertainment.
Jones, who is dating actress Meagan Good, hopes the venture will serve as a vehicle to emerge as "more than your average record label," while spotlighting genres such as pop, hip-hop and rap.
"I want to put out classic music, that individuals will appreciate for years to come, in addition to making high-quality music," said the NFL star, who was featured in rap diva Trinas video for "I Got A Thang For You" featuring Keyshia Cole.
"I want to develop and brand top artist that are not only recognized but respected all over the country," Jones stated.
Jones label of diverse musical offerings originate from a "place where I was forced to listen to all genres of music" as he admitted to listening to "everything from rap, R&B, country, jazz, soft rock, alternative and heavy metal."
Outta Pocket Entertainment is currently preparing to unveil its first signed act in Atlanta-based pop/R&B singer Myko.
The crooner, who was introduced to Jones by label executives Latwan Wolfe and Rodney Mitchell, has caught the ears of music fans since opening for rap diva Trina, R&B artists Floetry and Bobby Valentino.
In addition, Myko has collaborated with Miami-bred emcee Rick Ross on the rappers underground single "Spend this Bread."
"We met three years ago in Miami and I knew instantly that I wanted to invest time and finances into his singing career," Jones told AllHipHop.com. "He has great charisma, personality, and is a natural singer and songwriter. I am excited about this project and we have high expectations for Myko and Outta Pocket Entertainment."
Mykos Static Major-produced debut single, "Late Night Creep," is slated to be released in the coming weeks.