Hometown and/or Current City: Elizabeth, NJ
Keywords: New artists, 2018 hip hop, record labels, underground rap, indie music, Elizabeth, Newark
My name is Alterik Finney, stage name "KI Back At It." I'm currently owner and CEO of "Jersey We Lit Records." I've been creating concepts and writing music for over the past 10 years now, some for small indie labels and others for independent artists. I've recently decided to start this label and do things the correct way this time around and will be looking to help artists -- mainly "NJ Artists" -- to help market and create commercial music, even performing management work.
I've been working the back scenes learning the paperwork/business, video editing plus filming, online marketing, vocal recording, mixing, mastering and more, and plan on being in full effect by the end of 2018. As Jersey artists, we're known for sounding like others or sounding like street rappers, and it has never gotten us anywhere. My plans, with help from business-minded people, is to be the "Def Jam of New Jersey," opening doors for NJ artists who want to sound different and, like ATL GA, connecting mainstream artists to small indie artists on collaborations.
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For my own music, I have an album available for streaming on 8-23-18 on all platforms, titled Destroy & Rebuild NJ. I basically want to create a body of work that's original, but commercial, and that has radio-sounding tunes!