James Lewis has established himself as an all around recording artist. As a native of Grand Rapids, MI, he plans to leave his imprint on the game by reviving hip-hop as an art form.
In 2012, James decided to make a change by traveling to Atlanta, GA to pursue a better future. His first stake in that claim was the "Who Am I" EP with the breakout single "Fame" followed by the infamous "Forget To Forgive". James gained his first major exposure in the WWS Magazine as one of the top indie artist of 2012. With the release of his singles, "The Revolution" and "Fallen Ashes" from his highly anticipated album, For H.E.R., he has shown the world that he brings more to the table than just rhymes. Today, he joins forces with WERC Crew, a collective that are quickly making an imprint on the new sound of Atlanta. With the release of the single "Pulp Fiction" James has catapulted his way to a bigger audience.
The internationally recognized R&B Sensation known as Troop got its start in the late 80s after they won a televised talent contest that later drew interest from record labels & fans alike. Hailing from Pasadena, CA where they are still based Troop consisting of childhood friends Steve Russell, Allen McNeil, John Harreld, Rodney Benford, & Reggie Warren signed to Atlantic Records and released their debut single Mamacita off of their self titled album in 1989. Mamacita reached number two on the Billboard R&B Charts & quickly established Troop as a group that fans would take serious notice of. After the success of the debut album, Troop followed up with Attitude a album that would become known as a classic for hit songs like Spread My Wings & All I Do Is Think of You which both climbed to number one on the Billboard R&B charts & also simultaneously remained in the top 10 on the charts for weeks. Attitude was certified Platinum in 1990 & then Troop released their third album Deepa in 1992 which saw their single Sweet November go straight to number one on the Billboard R&B charts as well. The group followed the Deepa album with two more albums A Lil Sumpin Sumpin(1994) & Mayday(1998) which both have coincidentally been re-released in 2005 demonstrating a sign that Troops music remains in high demand. After releasing Mayday in 1998, Troop took a hiatus & individual members worked behind the scenes on various projects such as writing, producing, collaborating, and other business endeavors. Troop also took their abilities to another level when in 1998 they formed their own production company Acts Entertainment & teamed up with Independent label Warrior Records to release their album Mayday. Lead singers Allen McNeil & Steve Russell Executive Produced the entire album that received quite a few positive reviews from many sources. In 2004 Troop returned to the scene as a unit & immediately began touring across the United States.Since returning Troop has headlined a number of shows & also shared the stage with many industry veterans that they also toured with in the past such as Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Keith Sweat, Silk, Mario, & Jon B. to name a few. Troop has built quite the resume with four number one singles & ten top ten singles on the Billboard R&B Charts. They have also completed five albums, which includes three certified Gold & one certified Platinum album. Troop continues to fill concert venues with excited fans who are still amazed by their performance.