Get Your Music on Amazon!
Get Your Music on Amazon!

JFH Music News Report


Learn More About The Label That Influenced Lecrae

Grapetree Records Announced as Latest Addition to Syntax Creative Roster

RSS Icon 

NEWS SOURCE: Syntax Creative
May 15, 2023

Syntax Creative, a leading digital distribution and marketing company for independent music, has announced a strategic partnership with Grapetree Records as the pioneering rap label celebrates the 30th anniversary of its launching. The collaboration aims to expand the reach of its classic catalog, bringing the music to a new audience, and ultimately making room to develop new music.

“We are thrilled to partner with Grapetree Records and bring their genre-defining music into our system,” said Syntax Creative CEO Timothy Trudeau. “Grapetree started releasing music when I was still in high school and definitely paved the way for the rest of us. I’m excited to now return that same favor.”

Grapetree has a rich history of developing rap and gospel artists, including Lil Raskull, E-Roc, Nuwine, Antonious, and other industry pioneers. Even Lecrae most recently cited Grapetree as a formidable influence on his own career and tweeted the bold statement that without Grapetree, there would be no Lecrae.

“Partnering with Syntax Creative is a strategic move for us,” said Grapetree Records CEO Knolly Williams. “We recognize the importance of a digital strategy, and Syntax is the perfect partner to help us take our label well into the future.”

The partnership will provide Grapetree access to Syntax’s extensive distribution and marketing network. In addition to digital distribution, Syntax will collaborate on marketing and promotion efforts, including social media campaigns, playlisting, and media outreach. Syntax will even set up an extensive and automated accounting system.

“Every label has a group of loyal followers,” said Brandon Musser, VP of Operations for Syntax Creative. “Through this partnership, we hope to add to their number day by day.”

Grapetree Records was founded 30 years ago in Austin, Texas. Their roster is made up of former dope dealers and gangsters, who have turned away from their lives of crime and includes Lil Raskull, Antonious, Prime Minister, L.G. Wise, Nuwine, DCP, and FTF, among others. To learn more, visit

Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors, design firms, and marketing agencies, representing more than 150 record labels. Their impressive list of clientele includes Frontline Records, Cross Movement Records, Elevation Church, Illect Recordings, Menace Movement, Central South Distribution, and CLG Distribution among others. To learn more, visit


For more info on Lecrae, visit the JFH Artists Database.

Leave a Comment


News Report Archives

Jan. | Feb. | March | April | May | June | July | Aug. | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.

Jan. | Feb. | March | April | May | June | July | Aug. | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.

[2001 - Present]
Visit our complete MUSIC NEWS ARCHIVE


Return to Main News Page


(JFH Sponsor Spot)




Purchase Original Art Prints, Drawings, Buttons, Stickers, Bookmarks and more from JFH's own John DiBiase!

Search JFH

This Friday, July 26, 2024
Pat Barrett Happily Hidden [Capitol CMG]
Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus Pixelated Virtues Online - EP (independent)
Danny Gokey Sound of Heaven [Sparrow]
The Hillbilly Thomists Marigold (independent)
Ken Tamplin Stand Up And Shout (4 CD Box Set) [Girder]

Chad Cory Love Forward - Single [DREAM]
Dreamers Make A Move - Single [DREAM]
Good Weather Forecast Let's Build A House (feat. Real Life Guys) - Single [DREAM]
Sidewalk Prophets Come To Jesus - Single [Curb]
Uche Agu, Revival Today Worship The Whole Earth Will See (A.K.A America Will See) - Single [DREAM]
We Are Messengers God Be The Glory (Remix) [feat. KB] - Single [Curb]

Disciple By God Vinyl [Girder]
Disciple What Was I Thinking? Vinyl [Girder]

Next Friday, August 2, 2024
Anberlin Vega [Equal Vision]
Brandon Heath The Ache [Centricity]
Chandler Moore Live in Los Angeles [Tribl]
Rock Springs Worship Hymns Vol. 2 [StowTown]

AWZY Shadow - Single [DREAM]
Mainstream Worship, Melanie Rivera Praise You - Single [DREAM]
Ian Yates My World Is On Fire - Single [7Core]

Anberlin Vega [Equal Vision]

For all release dates, click here!

Check out Ninties Worship Night!

Listen to the new Album From Millennial Reign!

Check out depositphotos for royalty free images