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Root Cause

Cleo Reed

NYC and Uptown DC born and raised singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cleo Reed is the featured VMP Rising Artist for June 2023. We have their debut album, Root Cause, on Black & White A-Side/B-Side vinyl.

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This is a VMP Exclusive record, and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Black & White A-Side/B-Side
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
extras 8 Panel Poster
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Double Gatefold
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type New Release

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Meet the latest addition to the VMP Rising family, New York artist Cleo Reed.
Their debut solo project, Root Cause, came together over their time at Berklee and is the result of them grappling with the kind of performance anxiety and identity issues that plague most college students. Root Cause wraps all of Reed’s insecurities, aspirations, and familia history in musical cloth worthy of their lineage. Their vision has culminated into a project that’s both intimate and loud, expansive and singular, greater and braver than the sum of its parts. 
Limited to 500 copies, the VMP exclusive version of Cleo Reed's Root Cause is pressed on Black & White A-Side/B-Side vinyl at GZ Vinyl. The 1LP will arrive in a double gatefold, direct-to-board, numbered jacket.

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Root Cause

Cleo Reed

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