Music Industry News Network [07-21-2017]

Ruben Paz Signs With EMPIRE & Releases Video Featuring XXL Freshman Kap G

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Ruben Paz Signs With EMPIRE & Releases Video Featuring XXL Freshman Kap G

Los Banos, CA hip-hop head Ruben Paz has officially signed with EMPIRE and dropped his debut album "Forever In My Zone" today, which features tracks with Kap G and Maybach Music Group's Rockie Fres Ruben signed with EMPIRE, home to artists like Xxxtentacion and B.o.B, and inked a management deal with United Realm Industries.To celebrate the release of the album, Ruben Paz has dropped his throwback retro themed video for "Way Back" featuring recently crowned XXL Freshman Kap G online at https://youtu.be/li5L8DncnhU.

"“6 months ago “Forever In My Zone” was just an idea. All I had was a couple bucks and some motivation. It’s crazy to see how much I’ve grown as an artist in the past few months. I’m excited to sign my first album deal with EMPIRE and join their roster of artists. Thanks to all the good people at Red Wall for putting me on at EMPIRE. Always thanks to my managers Ken & Dusty for guiding me in the right direction.”

“This is an exciting record deal for Ruben. He is young, talented and gaining worldwide fans rapidly," said manager Dusty Dahlgren from United Realm Industries. "We wanted to find Ruben a home with a label that understands today’s music landscape with streaming and other current digital platforms. EMPIRE has had huge success on the charts and is quickly becoming an industry heavyweight. This was a perfect fit."
“Ruben’s talent is matched by his work ethic and business acumen," added co-manager Ken Madson from United Realm Industries. "It was important to find a partner that would increase market awareness as well as allow creative and business flexibility. We found that partner in EMPIRE and look forward to a long-lasting relationship.”

Born in San Jose, California, Ruben Paz has been rapping since he was a kid, even recording himself at 8-years old rapping through a Guitar Hero microphone. After moving to the small rural community of Los Banos, CA, Ruben started producing his own beats and adopted the moniker of his father's initials RPG (Ruben Paz Gerardo) as a tribute to his roots. After uploading his first few tracks to the internet, Ruben's talent and knack for creating head-nodding beats could not be denied.

In 2016, Ruben teamed up with Latino Youtuber Hot Spanish to create the video for "Team Brocoli", which instantly took off to the tune of 4 million views online. Since then, Ruben Paz has become a viral sensation amassing a devoted following of fans that have racked up 14.6 million views on his own Youtube channel. Hip-hop fans have been clamoring for more with 50,000 fans streaming Ruben's music via his Spotify account and streaming tracks like "I.D.G.A.F.N" to the tune of 1.2 million streams on Spotify.

EMPIRE is the premier, all-encompassing distribution company. Innovators in the most intuitive efficient delivery and content management system in the business, EMPIRE has been able to provide comprehensive and up-to-date social networking outreach and executing digital development initiatives. EMPIRE is the home to recent releases by Twista, Tyga, Snoop Dogg, and have helped artists like Xxxtentacion grow into global hip-hop phenomenon.

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