As various commercial pursuits continue to grow and diversify themselves, it has become apparent that the business industry is brimming with endless possibilities. However, these countless opportunities only present themselves to those determined to go beyond limitations and break barriers. Proving himself worthy, David “L” Thornton was able to materialize his passion-driven spirit by creating a trailblazing company called Respect Da Grind .
Having built an empire out of absolutely nothing, David Thornton sufficiently shows how far tenacity can lead a person toward the summits of success. Although his entrepreneurship journey was not a simple walk in a park, David has made quite an impression that all roads lead to success if a person is determined enough to go through even the most challenging obstacles along the way. Now, as the esteemed owner and marketing manager of Respect Da Grind, he proves that nothing is impossible for those who continue to persevere. RDG is highly recognized as a vessel of transformation for many artists around the world, the path leading toward its victory launched from a place filled with humility and modest beginnings.
More prominently known as Respect Da Grind Entertainment, it was essentially a passion project made by three zealous partners, with David Thornton as the group’s leading figure. Eventually, their creative differences led to an unfortunate event that resulted in the dissolution of their partnership, but staying as passionate as he was before, David continued running the enterprise with a new partner, Kevin James.
After four years of flawless collaboration and business management, Kevin went on to explore other pursuits, making David the sole owner of such a trailblazing venture. Respect Da Grind bloomed into one of the most sought-after music production companies/record labels across the industry.
Respect Da Grind has been setting things in motion with its founder’s incomparable determination to bring the company toward greater heights. As a result of David’s perseverance, the firm has collaborated and produced with some of the biggest names in the realms of music and entertainment world, such as Power 105’s program director, DJ Prostyle, The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy, DJ Self, DJ Will, DJ Spinking, DJ Sussone, QueGlobalEnt/BMG’s BoomBoomKnuckles, HOT 97’s program director TT Torres and many more.
If that wasn’t enough RDG has also organized shows for renowned celebrities like Mr. Cheeks, Keith Murray, Styles P, Santana to name a few proving its sterling reputation across the industry.
Respect Da Grind also handles promotional tours, events, and campaigns highlighting several established artists across the world of entertainment. In 2014, the group had produced a Promotional Tour Stop in Paterson, New Jersey
for The Fresh Sound Tour featuring Fred The Godson (SIP) and in 2015 created The Human Album Tour featuring Joell Ortiz & ILL Mind in Queens, NY.
Since then, the tour has grown around the globe while vehemently boosting the popularity of countless artists. As it continues to take the industry by storm, David Thornton hopes for his company to transform the lives of many aspiring artists. Through the company’s achievements, coupled with David’s brilliant vision and passion, he wishes to inspire more people to transcend limits to attain greatness. Respect Da Grind Music Group is currently run by David “L” Thornton, Jason “Jay Willz” Williams, and Bertram Payne.