Rapper Doc Brown has signed a songwriting agreement with Sentric Music.
Also a successful comedian and actor, Doc Brown (real name Ben Bailey Smith), most recently starred in David Brent: Life On The Road alongside Ricky Gervais, as well as contributing to the film’s soundtrack as both co-writer and performer.
Doc Brown will return in 2017 with new album Stemma, a record featuring a host of collaborations and big names including Mikill Pane, Example, Matt Wills, Andy Burrows, Luc Skyz and Poisonous Poets.
The new Sentric deal includes the new album alongside all of Doc Brown’s back catalogue as well as his Life On The Road co-writes, film and TV titles.
Chris Meehan, Sentric Music chief executive officer (CEO), said: ‘After 10 years in business, Sentric is now at a point where it can offer real creative A&R to the right kind of act. We’ve done a handful of exclusive agreements with carefully selected artists, and Doc Brown is a really exciting addition to that roster. He’s already made a name for himself with his unique blend of music and comedy, and we look forward to helping nurture his musical career.’
Doc Brown said: ‘Sentric are such a young, forward-thinking outfit and the whole team is down to earth and properly about the music. For me, that is a perfect fit. No doubt I’m a joker, but I’m serious about my music and so are Sentric. I’m the type of guy who is also looking to push the envelope and I had the feeling from day one these were the right guys to come on this journey with me. I’m fully gassed!’
Doc Brown is the latest in a number of exclusive songwriter agreements at Sentric over the past year including Victoria Horn (AKA Lady V) and Corey Johnson.