Producer, songwriter and artist RoccStar premiered his new visual for the single “Confidence” from his debut album due later this year. RoccStar is the creative mind behind Chris Brown’s “Fine China” and is currently in studio with Usher, Timbaland and Jennifer Lopez.
Already an accomplished songwriter and producer at age 24, Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood is creating new waves as one of the youngest CEOs in the industry. RoccStar’s songwriting and production credits include Chris Brown, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, Usher, Timbaland, Beyoncé, CeeLo Green, Busta Rhymes and many more.
RoccStar, a Los Angeles native, discovered his passion for music at a young age while attending Hollywood High School for Visual and Performing Arts. Making noise on the local music scene, he caught the attention of music mogul and manager Chris Lighty. The two teamed up and quickly sparked a deal with L.A. Reid and Epic Records, signing his first major contract for vocalist Claire Demorest. RoccStar was managed by Violator until Chris Lighty’s untimely passing in 2012.
Following the Epic Records deal, RoccStar became partners with Larry Mestel, CEO of Primary Wave Music. Larry noticed RoccStar’s undeniable ear and eye for talent and immediately granted him a publishing company through Primary Wave entitled RoccAge. There, RoccStar is molding his crop of emerging artists, writers and producers like Grammy nominated writer Kris Stephens who collaborated with R&B superstar Tank on his “This Is How I Feel” album.
In early 2013, RoccStar landed the lead single “Fine China” for multi-platinum recording star Chris Brown. Capitalizing on the new found chemistry between the two young sensations, RoccStar went on to produce over half of Brown’s upcoming fifth studio album entitled “X” with collaborations such as Diplo, Timbaland and Danja.
Later in 2013, RoccStar secured another monumental deal – a solo recording contract with Atlantic Records. Not only did he land a contract with label president Craig Kallmam but also a label deal. This deal allows him the opportunity to sign acts at will, the first one being 18 year old Rock/Pop singer Carolina Webb.
RoccStarr is currently expanding his RoccAge/Atlantic imprint and publishing company RoccAge/Primary Wave/BMG all while perfecting “Confidence”, his debut solo album. The project is scheduled for release on his birthday, October 31, 2014.