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Lajan Slim (6HUNDRED Entertainment/Def Jam)
11/13/16

WHAT IT IS: On a roller-coaster-like journey and reaching new heights, Def Jam’s future star is currently following the success of his breakout single, “Haitians,” which has earned thousands of streams across various platforms and more than half a million views for its visual adaptation. Originally from Miami, he found himself attracted to the arts earlier on in his child-hood. “When I was around five or so years old, I started to become fascinated with creative things around art,” said Lajan (which also means money in Creole). “I was into drawing, dancing and all of the performing arts.” His hustle began to pay off when he earned his first local hit, “Quik Pik.” Named after the corner store located around the neighborhood he grew up in, the single spread like wildfire due to word of mouth. Radio stations and deejays between Orlando and Miami started noticing his growing movement. However, “Haitians” would put him on a national platform a year later that included looks from XXL’s up-and-coming artist segment, “The Break,” and annotation giant Genius. Meanwhile, hip-hop heavyweights DrakeMeek Mill and Pusha T and Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon have all been singing the praises of Lajan. As the newest addition to the Def Jam roster, he hopes to build on the label’s legacy. “They appreciate my work and understand me,” he discussed. “They’re helping me live out my dream. It’s a real good feeling because I see myself being iconic.” 
ALBUM: Hood Olympics (mixtape) 
RELEASE DATE: October 2016 
SINGLE: “Haitians” 
LIVE: Revolt Music Conference 2016Howard University Homecoming 
INTERNET: 40k+ followers across socials 
PRESS: ComplexXXLSway’s UniverseGenius 
PUBLISHING: BMI 
MANAGEMENT: Josh Marshall