Rostrum Records has already helped artists like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller reach impressive heights on an independent level, and now they're hoping to bring another MC to the masses. On Wednesday (October 8), the label announced a partnership with Mod Sun.
The Minnesota native has six mixtapes and three EPs under his belt, with a new album on the way. To celebrate the signing, he also dropped the video for "1970."
"Health, success and happiness will always be my mantra," he raps at one point in the new song -- and if you aren't familiar with him yet, that's a pretty good introduction.
His name stands for "Movement On Dreams Stand Under None." He dropped a song earlier this year called "Free Love." One of his mixtapes is called Happy As F--k. He calls his genre of music Hippy Hop (which was also the name of an EP). He published a book called "Did I Ever Wake Up?" And he doesn't call his fans fans -- he calls them friends.
So expect plenty of positive vibes.
"Rostrum thinks the same way I speak on these songs and they know what it’s like to go all out for something you believe in," the 27-year-old said in a press release. "That’s exactly why this partnership is so divine to me.”
The label's President, Benjy Grinberg, was equally excited. “Working with Mod is such an amazing experience,” he said. “His energy and creativity are unparalleled, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the music he’s making…it’s incredible. We’re honored to be a part of it.”
Mod Sun will be dropping his debut album on Rostrum Records in early 2015.