Born and raised in (Baltimore, MD), Chad “Focus” Arrington, grew up with a unique fondness for music, especially the soulful sounds of R&B. The oldest child of Lillian Milburn and Spencer Arrington, Focus was exposed to the hits of the great early Motown acts such as the Jacksons, the Temptations and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. Arrington grew up obsessed with artists known for great musicianship, creativity, and star appeal. He remembers his mother singing “My Girl” and “Pretty Young Thing” in the elementary years of his life as she would get ready for work as a nurse. Music guided them through all the hard times, and he really appreciated the business minded musicians who used the craft to express themselves and create multitude of opportunities for their friends and family. After his parents divorced, his mom put him into Piano lessons. For the next decade Arrington would classically be trained piano, while also growing to be one of the top young basketball players in his hometown area. As his team chased the 2005 3A Maryland State Championship, Arrington quit piano and put his music completely aside to focus on athletics. Arrington attended Randallstown High School and majored in Mass Communications. At seasons end, Arrington received his diploma and used his charisma and good grades to secure partial scholarship to McDaniel College of Westminster.
Arrington helped lead the McDaniel Green Terror to the first NCAA Postseason appearance in the 86 year school history, and he graduated with his Bachelorate Degree in Mass Communications. After college he pursued multiple entrepreneurial pursuits such as ownership of his own IT company, an Independent Agora Publishing Super-Affiliate, a Search Engine Optimization Consulting Firm, a Portable Electronics Startup and most recently his own label Focus Music Entertainment, LLC. The trials and tribulations were all worth it in his mind. The shortcomings only built a never quit attitude and have been responsible for the current movement we’re all witnessing.
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself…”
Flash forward to early 2016 and Arrington is on youtube all day at work, just watching motivational Diddy and 50 Cent video, and he thought why not give this music thing a shot. Arrington decided to build his Focus Music Entertainment Label from the ground up. Recruiting first, his cousin Brandon “Troyse” Williams (Baltimore, MD), rapper, owner of D.I.Y.S. committee records, and writer whose work has been featured in hit shows Empire and Power. Songs “Bad Guy” and “Shot’s Fired” became placements that shook up the industry and garnered Williams residual publishing royalties. Williams and Arrington co-collaborated for the Labels first LP release with the Release of Life Absolutely in Summer 2016. The album featured breakouts such as “Important” and “Only” ft. Raeliss. The solid debut effort would garner attention from the @Costars who strong industry connections has landed Troyse another 3 upcoming placements on the current season of Power.
Troyse powers the chorus vocals for Chad Focus’s breakout debut single “Get to the Money”. An ambitious and fast paced energetic hip hop song about staying focused and accomplishing monetary dreams to invest in their dreams. The song feature’s Chad Focus Diddy like ad-libs in the background profusely chanting Wasup, Wasup and Get to the Money! Troyse is accompanied by fellow Baltimore relative Robert “Flames” Collins who pays omage to the great Lucuious Lyon by referring to the stature of the character’s Mogul level In the hit show.
Flames follows the first verse of the powerly Toned Cito G (Woodlawn, MD). Cito is seen staring intensely into the mirror as he raps about thinking about “what’s next” in his hopes to leave behind a past of misfortune and close calls. As the hit single closes out Troyse raps about other’s not being able to compare to walking in his shoes because “his sneaker’s off” as in a referral the fact his level of lyricism in unreachable in his mind. This proves to be a solid group showing by the Focus Music Quartet, displaying range, diversity and energy bound to find some staying power on radio airways across the world.