When great minds and passionate souls come together, expect only phenomenal feats and possibilities. The same expectations can be said for Pass the Torch Distribution, a thriving hip-hop company developed by three of the hip-hop sector’s emerging movers and shakers that include Michael Deering or Mikey D, Pritt Kalsi also known as Key Figures, and Calvin Smith also known as Cal Cutter.
By putting their minds and creativity together to create a remarkable and ambitious vision to be the next Motown Records of the digital music market, Pass the Torch Distribution is expected to dominate various streaming platforms and reach a global market like no other record label company has ever done in history. The founders work alongside Robert Schwartz, CEO of WHOMAG Multimedia and iFame TV with a reach of over 60,000,000 households on Apple TV, Roku, and Google Play, among others. This exceptional collaboration put Pass the Torch Distribution under the umbrella of the Sony Music Group/The Orchard, making it a major distributor.
“There are a lot of hip-hop companies in the industry. What separates Pass the Torch Distribution from the others is the understanding between the artist and the company. Pass the Torch Distribution gives its artists the freedom to exercise their creativity with no bias. The company is open to classic artists, as well as the artists of the new generation. Unlike other companies, whose owners are run by people outside of the culture, Pass the Torch Distribution and its owners came from the ground up. Living, breathing, walking, talking hip-hop. We understand what it takes to survive in this cold industry, both underground and mainstream,” the triumvirate explained.
Without a doubt, the founders’ unique combination is one that is not easy to duplicate. Mikey D is a known hip-hop legend from Queens, New York, who just recently released another hit titled Talkin’ that Shhhh! Some years back, he became well-known for his legendary accomplishments as a favorite battle rapper in the underground hip-hop scene back in the ’80s, going against some big names in the music industry such as Hip-Hop Pioneer Melle Mel. He is best known for his profile as a street legend and neighborhood celebrity. Over the years, he has retained some hint of mystery, keeping hip-hop fans constantly guessing what he is up to.
Key Figures, on the other hand, is a popular and well-respected hip-hop journalist, music producer, and the owner of King of the Beats Records. To loyal and uncompromising hip-hop fans, he is the founder and creator of the original beat battle, the original bad boy of the industry whose artistry is fluid, ever-evolving, and timeless.
Cal Cutter completes the triumvirate. He is a self-taught and self-made photographer who also does graphics design. He is also a weight lifting trainer and has worked as a bodyguard for a lot of celebrities in the past. His vast exposure to the hip-hop industry, its inner workings, and his impressive network has added great value to Pass the Torch Distribution. It is their unyielding love for hip-hop that brought them together and it will be the same fuel that will drive them to train and develop artists, both old and new.
Mikey D, Key Figures, and Cal Cutter are determined to bring Pass the Torch Distribution to the next level by establishing an office and an impressive recording studio soon. They envision a place that many artists will be able to call home, a safe haven for talents who aspire to do something great in their lifetime, and the go-to establishment for no-nonsense rappers and singers. As the three labor to elevate the hip-hop industry further, to say that they will be successful is an understatement. Their coming together is nothing but legendary.
Find out more about Pass the Torch Distribution by visiting its website.