Imagem Music has signed a worldwide, multi-year administration deal with hip-hop producer The Legendary Traxster (a.k.a. Sam Lindley).
Traxster is best known for producing the Certified Platinum & Grammy nominated Smash, My Chick Bad by Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj. The single helped land Ludacris a No.1 album on the Billboard 200 as well as Nicki Minaj her first Grammy nomination.
In 2005 TLT earned his own Grammy nomination for his work with Mariah Carey, co-writing and producing the track, One and Only on her 2005 release of The Emancipation of Mimi which sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
In 2009, Traxster produced six songs on Twista’s Category F5, including the hit single Wetter, which helped land the album at #1 on the Billboard Rap album chart. Their collaboration continued when Traxster produced 10 tracks on Twista’s most recent album The Perfect Storm.
His most recent hit singles, I Do It by Big Sean and Make a Movie by Twista ft. Chris Brown, sat in the top 40 R&B/Hip Hop Billboard charts for over 35 weeks. Big Sean T.I., Chris Brown, Waka Flocka, Ray J, Yo Gotti, Lil Bossie, Cam’ron, Scarface, Bun B, Mystikal, E-40, WC, C-Bo, Static Major, Tech N9ne & The Outlawz have all used Traxster production.
“I am extremely excited to be working with my new team at Imagem Music. They get it! From their creative team to the back office they have shown incredible vision and focus. I am humbled by their belief in me,” said Traxster of the signing.
“I couldn’t be more excited about Traxster joining the Imagem family. He’s truly a legend in his own right, having heavily influenced the Chicago hip hop sound made known worldwide by acts like Twista and Kanye West, “ said Amanda Schupf, A&R Director at Imagem Music. “I believe now is his time to become a household name likes the acts he’s helped propel and I’m excited to partner with him at this time and help him achieve his next level of success.”