SongVault Artist Profile
Louisiana, United States
HipHop / Rap / Urban
Highway Entertainment Records is a record label that was founded in 2005 by Robert-James Lee (R.O.B.) and Nathaniel Smith, jr. (Nate). It is located between the outskirts of two small towns, Ferriday and Clayton, LA. The label was started because the founders knew that the chances of them scoring a deal from a major would be nearly impossible to achieve from the area where they resided.
The idea was to start a label, create a unique style and just make good music for fans everywhere to hear. For the past 4 years they have basically been honing their skills to be able to compete on a mainstream level. They have however, managed to release 3 albums prior to the release of their lastest album "Concordia's Finest".
Their work includes:
Hwy E. Presents: The Compilation vol. 1 - Officially Released Album 2005
Operation Shutdown: The Compilation vol. 2 - Street Album 2006 (officially released by Sonicwave International)
Players & Hustlers - Street Album 2007
Concordia's finest is the first album where everything from the production, recording, mixing and mastering was done in-house. Hwy E brings a type of new school feeling hip hop flavor for your ears. The current group consists of 6 individuals. Robin - female vocalist/rapper
Nate - rapper/producer/male vocalist
R.O.B. - producer/rapper/mix engineer
ill Friss - rapper/producer
Flamez - rapper/producer
Lloyd Boi - rapper/producer/dj engineer
"Strait 2 the Streets" is Hwy E's 5th album. This album takes you more into the personal lives of the Hwy E artists as it relates to the environment in which they live. This album has a darker mood than the previous Concordia's Finest released 3 years prior. "Strait 2 the Streets" reflects all of the shifting and infrastructure changes within certain circles of people and can be deemed somewhat controversial. However, with bangin' beats and interesting subject matter combined with superior lyricism, "Strait 2 the Streets" will become a classic in any true hip hop fans' album collection.