Things just keep getting better and better in the Pacific Northwest Hip-hop scene as Tacoma’s own Lewie signs a major deal with MoneyMobb/300 Entertainment by way of Atlantic Records. This is big-time moves for the local artist as 300 Entertainment has pumped out massive stars such as Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, Megan Thee Stallion, Gunna, and many more. After a dope release with Chicago native Calboy it’s gonna be exciting to see who else he works with now.
Lewie is perfect for mainstream success with the ability to create killer hooks and catchy rhyme schemes. His meticulous approach has guided him through all the adversity and heartbreak life has thrown at him. He’s now finally coming out on top as another fire artist to get signed to a major deal out of Seattle/Tacoma.
For Lewie this is more than achieving a goal, this is the culmination of life long dream, countless day’s/night’s in the studio, and going without eating has all finally paid off. Fans of Lewie knew this was a long time coming but now, it’s time for the rest of the world to see what the PNW has to offer. After meeting with numerous labels over the past few years Lewie told us that this deal took a few months, he noted “(we) were working on this deal for two months, basically, going back and forth. Getting to know each other, talk strategy, and making sure it was the right fit.” When we asked what this deal means to the artist he responded, “This is another chapter. I reached the next level, level 3, expect bigger moves…and for Tacoma, this gives hope that you can stay down and make it out.”
After years of putting in major work around the region, Lewie was called up to tour the country alongside Seattle’s Lil Mosey just a few short years ago. 2020 was looking to be another major year on the road before the pandemic hit. It’s tough to make it out of a small hip-hop market, let alone a small market inside a small market like Tacoma is to Seattle. Without getting on the road, Lewie has secured a national buzz through social media and major platforms like Say Cheese and Worldstar. When we asked him about why now he responded, “It’s the right time in my career to make a big jump. I almost feel like I’m capped out in my own environment. Social media gives me access to so many areas but this deal will help me build in entirely new markets in a way I haven’t been able to do moving in Tacoma.”
A lot of love has been getting shown to this region as of late when it comes to music and it’s honestly dope to see. There is so much talent that goes unnoticed out here but artist like Lewie, Macntaj, and 28AV are showing that the PNW has bars and we are ready to showcase it.
With an upcoming show alongside Lil Durk and a promise of bigger features and videos than ever before, the future is looking extremely bright for an artist that was banned from performing in his own city.
“Never cared about being the first one I only cared about makin a way for my folks. I appreciate everybody who’s ever shared my music or videos, all the shows I did locally to build my platform. From the kush house, all the nights I ain’t even eat shit I just stayed in the studio paid off. I know they thought I wouldn’t make it here but shit, GOD IS GOOD”Lewie on his signing with MoneyMobb/300 Entertainment