Homegrown Entertainment was launched in 2014 by Shonda Clinton-Drennen, Jason Drennen and Barbarella Bishop of the Clinton Family – and we’re talking about the king of Funk, George Clinton of Parlaiment Funkadelic that is. Homegrown Entertainment represents togetherness, dependability and a legacy. At Homegrown Entertainment, we are a family that truly protects and cares for our artists creativity.
As a company, we believe that the music industry is in a pretty bad state. There aren’t many artists out there that are really speaking up. At HGE we find nothing more important than creativity! We believe that music is ever evolving and and that a truly talented artist finds new ways of captivating their listener through their personal expression of artistry. Sometimes when dealing with all of the “politics” of the industry, companies forget what truly drives the business – which is the art itself. We are at a state in music where everyone (including the major labels) is trying to follow trends and no one is trendsetting. Lost in a musical world where majority of artists are trying to fit into this box, the Homegrown Entertainment artists are pushed to think outside of the box and bring something creatively new to the table.
Homegrown Entertainment’s current roster consists of Kandy Apple Redd – a young, funky, hip, soulful, silly, sexy-sangin’ duo, who are full of sass and class. The girls are gearing up to release their new EP and will be releasing their first single off of the EP in late 2015. Label-mate Yung POPular is a street savvy hustler and gentleman. His storytelling abilities bring his words to the forefront as if you were standing there experiencing every word in every rhyme. Last but not least, Homegrown Entertainment artist, Tra’zae, makes music that will take you on a psychedelic journey. His beats are a reflection of uniqueness and his rhymes compliment every electrifying note with perfect harmony.
Recently, Kandy Apple Redd toured the globe with George Clinton as a featured act. Kandy also appeared on numerous tracks on PFunk’s latest project, “Shake the Gate.” The girls were also seen in the video for “Brother’s Be Like (Remix)” which is first single off of the PFunk album and features Kendrick Lamar and Ice Cube. The video will be out soon.
In 1992, Barbarella Bishop began working on PFunk’s management team, Shonda began working as merchandise manager in 1994 and Jason was added to the PFunk production team in 2002. In her later years, Shonda began performing as a rapper in the Parliament Funkadelic show under the stage name “Sativa.” In 2005 Shonda, Jason, Kendra Foster and several other PFunk members started a hip hop band called, “Children of Production,” that ended up touring and opening for PFunk nationally and internationally for several years. Presently, the founders of Home Grown Entertainment still work with PFunk – Shonda as road manager and business management team, with Barbarella and Jason still working on production.
The Future of Homegrown:
Homegrown Entertainment stands behind our clients and their work, even if it doesn’t quite fit into the growingly-unpopular mainstream mold. There is an entire listening world that is in dire need of something that inspires them to love music again. People are waiting for the next musical movement to be a part of, and that is exactly what Homegrown Entertainment will be.