After spending time working with artists like Main Attrakionz and Fat Tony in various capacities, the folks at Young One Records decided to band together and start their own movement. And today (May 16) marks the launch of the label, which will release the next studio albums from Main Attrakionz, Children of the Night, and a few others they can't reveal yet.
Here's the label's mission statement:
Young One Records deals exclusively in artists who excite youth, inspire movements and break ground. Artists who, like their label, are in it to chase a dream, whose goals are clear and concise. Young One is shaped by the minds it represents in terms of both aesthetic and approach. In this way the label will always stay young, forever the new kid on the block as inspired, driven and original as the vital moments in music that it seeks to amplify. Founded by three young industry professionals beneath the proven banner of Partisan Records, Young One is uniquely positioned to crush tired old boundaries and expectations.
Additionally, Young One is proud to reveal that its first big release will be Fat Tony's upcoming mixtape, Double Dragon, with producer Tom Cruz. It's due out June 1 and we're premiering the first leak, "Bad Habits," which features Bun B and Nick Diamonds, of Islands. Stream it below.
Listen: Fat Tony f/ Bun B & Nick Diamonds "Bad Habits" [DOWNLOAD]
To further commemorate the label announcement, Young One is giving away 75 free copies of its limited edition cassette tape featuring rare and unreleased tracks from Cities Aviv, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Main Attrakionz, and Fat Tony.
You can enter to win the tape by simply joining the mailing list by clicking here. The first 75 people to sign up will receive a free copy, though everyone can stream it in its entirety right here on Complex.