About GTK

GTK Enterprizes, LLC [@GTKEnterprizes] is a record label & production company founded by Vincent Maddox [@SnapKooln], Spencer Lorenzo Fountain [@Renzy808], and Douglas Young. Our mission is to set the precedence when it comes to industry standards pertaining to music, discovering and developing top talent, and creating leading songs and beat production.

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SnapKooln

Vincent Maddox aka "SnapKooln" grew up in Decatur, Georgia. At age 11 he then moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia. Coming from a family of singers and artists, he got involved with music at a young age. Performing at talent shows in high school and in the school cafeteria. He developed his skill and knew he was good at it. Unfortunately, he was also "in the streets" and ended up doing some jail time which put his music career on hold for a little while. After doing his jail time he decided to go back to school and enrolled at the Art Institute of Atlanta. He then met producer Spencer Fountain aka "Renzy808" where they began to work together. They later formed a company called GTK Enterprizes, LLC with the help of Spencer's uncle Doug Young.

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Renzy808

The West-Oahu, Hawaii native Spencer Lorenzo Fountain aka "Renzy808" got into music through friend/rapper Jason "Jet" Jones at age 18. At age 21 the former baseball player turned music producer was discovered by Atlanta record label CEO LA da Boomman, where he later relocated from Hawaii to Atlanta in 2014. He then enrolled in the Art Institute of Atlanta's audio production program where he met Vincent Maddox aka "SnapKooln". They then began working together and also, formed the Company "GTK" Enterprizes, LLC with the help of Renzy's uncle Doug Young.

Renzy's latest big placement "Safe to Say" featuring YG, can be heard on Yella Beezy's album Ain't No Goin' Bacc.

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Cutty Kev

Baltimore native Kevin Edward Benjamin's, aka "Cutty Kev", music ambition and drive dates back to his elementary school days. At the age of 7 Cutty rapped in the cafeteria with classmates mimicking artists such as Cash Money Hot Boys and Jay-Z, but the one he looked up to the most was Tupac Shakur who he picked up from his father Kevin Simon Benjamin. At the age of 15 Cutty decided to take his music career more seriously and linked up with his older cousin Spiffy. Together they composed, produced, and recorded their music using an M-Audio microphone purchased from Best Buy. After releasing several songs throughout the years via MySpace, Facebook, Reverbnation, and DatPiff, Cutty was told that he should release a mixtape. Heeding that advice, Cutty released his first mixtape called Cutty Muzik. Cutty connect with other local Baltimore artists such as Lil Tae to form So Swagg Entertainment LLC; resulting in the release of a second mixtape "We Are So Swagg Vol 1".

As Cutty continues to grow as an accomplished artist, performing at several venues, his music journey has nowled him to become the most recent signee to GTK Enterprizes LLC.

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PaoloAtl

Mexican/African American R&B singer Eric Paolo Juarez aka Paolo was exposed to a lot of different genres in music at a very young age, from the various sounds of 80's and 90's rock music to the wondrous melodies of Michael Jackson. He and his family moved to Georgia in 1998. Growing up on the Southside of Atlanta exposed young Paolo to a new style of music. With Atlantas talent ranging from Outkast, T.I., Ciara, Dj Unk, Soulja Boy, and Usher, it would push Paolo’s interest in music to a new level. He joined his church choir in 2007. His love for music continued to grow tremendously.

In 2009 Paolo attended Fayette County High School where he joined the select chorus program. That is also where he met Atlanta producer Cullen Williams aka RxCullen. Paolo's parents had seen that he was talented and decided to support him financially. He would go about and experience his first real taste of the studio life. In 2013 Paolo ran into some legal troubles causing him to be incarcerated for a good amount of time thus forced to take a break with music. In 2016 after all the legal issues were situated, Paolo started dropping a series of songs on SoundCloud. Paolo was then spotted by Renzy. Paolo accepted GTK's offer. In January 2018, Paolo has dropped a mixtape "lo Siento; I'm sorry". A single "In the Morning" is planning to drop February 2018.

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YSN Hazel

An upcoming Trap & Soul artist, YSN Hazel’s music is heavily influenced by Southern musical artists such as; T.I, OutKast, Field Mob and others, mixed with Soul inspired by Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, New Edition, and many more.

Since at age 7, YSN Hazel loved writing and composes his own music, learned from his mother Tamela Pallord - an aspiring artist. He was placing first 3 times at the Willie J. Willams Middle School Talent Shows. He also won every open mic, placing first in T.I’s open mic at Apache cafe in Atlanta, GA.

In his music, you can feel the pain and struggle of YSN Hazel delivered through his unique raspy soulful voice. YSN Hazel hopes to make an impact on the world through his music, letting everyone know that despite going through tough times and any trials and tribulations, there is always a way out and better days ahead.

YSN Hazel has worked with artist, such as, PaoloAtl, KingKuzo, SnapCoolin, Dizzy, and EnzoMcfly. Now he finds himself working with Grammy nominated producer Cash Clay and Super Producer Renzy808. In it for the long haul and aiming for longevity in the industry, YSN Hazel does not plan on letting up any time soon!

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Doug Young

Waipahu, Hawaii native Douglas Young grew up listening to NWA, Too Short, and Cypress Hill. As a teenager Doug moved to Vallejo, California where he became a huge fan of Ice Cube's solo career, Tupac, E-40 and other Bay Area artists. After graduating High School, Doug attended Occidental College in Southern California and earned a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Physics. Thanks to Doug's roommate and football teammate, Will Campbell and DJBedz, Doug was exposed to and gained a bigger appreciation for East Coast rap. Doug moved back to the Bay Area and then relocated to Maryland where he received his Masters degree in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. After a hard day at work Doug received a phone call from his nephew Renzy808 and asked to listen to SnapKooln's "Like Right Now". Upon hearing the song Doug was so impressed that he agreed to complete the perfect trifecta and GTK Enterprizes was founded.

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