UPDATED 3/10, 12:20 a.m. PT: Shortly after announcing his partnership with Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free’s pgLang, Tanna Leone dropped off two new tracks titled “With The Villains” and “Lucky.” Additionally, Tanna shared the Neal Farmer-directed music video for “With The Villains.”
But that wasn’t all. It was also announced that the artist has signed with Def Jam Recordings.
“We’re excited to welcome Tanna Leone and pgLang to the Def Jam family as valued partners,” Tunji Balogun, chairman and CEO, Def Jam Recordings, said. “I’m lucky to have been able to connect with Kendrick and Dave during the early stages of my career as friends and collaborators, and I’m thrilled to be able to extend that relationship here at Def Jam. Tanna is a dynamic and multi-talented new voice and we’re honored to be a part of his development and success.”
You can check out the video for “With The Villains” below and scroll down a bit further to stream both of the new tracks.
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The news came with a brief getting-to-know-you clip, above, directed by Pepe. Tanna will drop a new two-track single, “With the Villains” and “Lucky,” on Thursday, the latter of which will also have a music video.
“When pgLang launched, I knew that’s where my home was,” Tanna said in a statement. “It’s an honor to join my brothers on this journey of shaping the future of media and entertainment. … As an artist I want to represent disrupting the status quo, push people to focus on their growth as a human, and to be a voice for the voiceless through my artistry.”
Tanna is the second artist to partner with pgLang since its inception, following Baby Keem, who joined forces with the creative company last summer. He’s currently a special guest on Keem’s Melodic Blue Tour, which kicked off Monday in Cincinnati. The 28-date run will make stops in New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Chicago before wrapping at Coachella on April 22.
Listen to a pair of recent Tanna Leone tracks below.