Coming out of Norfolk, VA (better known as Trendsetter City, VA), five individual labels were brought together under one independent label, Lockout Entertainment, to form "Trendsetters". A movement designed not only to set trends as far as their lyrical abilities, but to prove to the world that hard work is the key to being successful in this business. Purnell Salter, the Ceo of Lockout Entertainment/Collabo Records, and the creative genius behind the Trendsetters' movement, approached his artist K.A.P Rizzy (kicks and punch lines) of Collabo Records,G Stacks (Grizzly) of Flatline Records, Vanity (aka Vdot) of 2Real Ent., Supress (bka Mr. Upsouth) of Upsouth Records, and M.A.R Valuz of First Colony Records. Any and everyone embraced in their presence will agree that these individuals are confident yet humble, persistent, hardworking, and dedicated.
Since coming together in the fall of 2007, the Trendsetters have accomplished an album "Trendsetters vol. 1, Sky's the Limit"; being sold in several stores in VA and NJ, sold online at cdbaby.com/trendsetters, Apple Itunes, and lots more online mp3 music options.
Utilizing successful promotional techniques by advertising heavily on the top radio stations in the Hampton Roads area, participated in radio interviews and other promotions/performances throughout VA, SC, NY, and NJ. The Trendsetters have recently garnered the 1st place showcasing their talents in the VA Put Up or Shut showcase hosted on Langley Air Force Base. Collectively the group has experienced performing in huge events and opening up for other big name artists as well. Besides performing at some of the notable venues like VA House of Comedy, Peppermint Beach Club, NSU, and Blakely's, the groups has had more notable appearances working alongside BET and traveling to the UK to perform in both Amsterdam and London.
"Trendsetters" , it's not only a name, not at all a gimmick, but more importantly a movement. So don't just stand there, "follow the footsteps!!"