In 2011, Lil Rent formed Soulja Entertainment and recorded the song “For My People.” A mainstay on local and regional outlets, “For My People” afforded Lil Rent the opportunity to perform in order to support the song. People were shocked to see a wheelchair-bound rapper perform, especially when he hit the stage at Black Spring Break in Biloxi, Mississippi, later that year.
Thanks to his “Black Spring Break” performance, he met Keith Matthews, a friend who would eventually become his manager. With Matthews’ help, Lil Rent became prolific, recording a massive amount of material. He recorded his own mixtape, a collaborative mixtape with fellow Jackson rapper Battlefield Pierre, a mixtape highlighting the artists on his Soulja Entertainment roster and his debut studio album, Soon To Be Famous.
With so much material, it’s clear that writing reality-based raps comes naturally for Lil Rent. “I get a thought of how I want a song to go,” he says, “get a rhythm and then I start writing lyrics.”
Standout selections from Lil Rent’s material include the braggadocio “Long Way,” the menacing “Form A Line (Str8 Thru Da Door)” and the sensuous “Selfish B*tch.” All three selections have videos that will be released soon. His first video to be released is “Straight To Da Door.”