an artist collective dedicated to sustainable creative independence
Founded in 2004 by Thes One, Piecelock 70 was developed to provide an independent business framework for prolific hip-hop group People Under The Stairs. As the popularity and reach of the group burgeoned globally, PL70 expanded beyond touring and logistics to merchandising, full scale production and manufacturing. With the addition of a one-stop licensing department, professional studio facilities and an exclusive webstore, Piecelock 70 is rooted in the idea that the artist should have a direct relationship with the fan. With no label or middleman to answer to, PL70 ensures that every dollar spent sees the pocket of the artist. With absolute creative control and unmitigated ownership paramount, Piecelock 70 provides a space where modest commerce sustains limitless creativity. We believe in free downloads and paid purchases, that music lovers discern value in quality.