Like It Or Not Records

Like It Or Not Records

BandHip HopR&B

Hip Hop/soul music, like you've never heard it before. This eclectic bunch of artists each draw from their own personal inspiration to bring the debut album "Like It Or Not Records Presents:The Rough Draft" to life. If you like it, there is plenty more to come. If not, this is only the Rough Draft.


Like It Or Not Records is based out of Fresno, Ca. and began in July 2006. After many dreams and failed attempts at starting a record label, L.I.O.N. Records has finally become a reality. High school friends, who have recorded music themselves since the age of fifteen, wrangled up all of the undiscovered talent that had been part of previous works and pitched the idea of a record label.

After working with investors, L.I.O.N. Records has a recording studio and 7artists/ producers/ songwriters/ performers signed to the label. Hip-Hop and R&B mostly, but not excluding alternative rock, jazz, blues, and even heavy metal. Like It Or Not Records is a record label started by artists/musicians for artists/musicians and will remain that way. The company is headed up by J Martinez (President/singer/songwriter/producer), who oversees the operations and takes care of the business end, and John Holiday (A&R/singer/songwriter/producer) who maintains the artists on the label, keeps an eye out for new talent, as well as record his own material.

The debut album “Like It Or Not Records Presents: The Rough Draft” was released and distributed under Like It Or Not Records on September 4, 2007. It is being sold in local stores as well as iTunes and CD Baby. The album features all of the artists signed to the label to showcase what they have to offer. Artists include G-Flo, J Martinez, John Holiday, J-Loonz, Orlando, Red Sleeve, and Ke’Nethia. Within only a couple of months, the cast of L.I.O.N. Records has performed at and even promoted many events at the best performance venues in Fresno. They may have just begun, but keep an ear out for them, they’re coming your way!


Like It Or Not Records Presents: The Rough Draft- is on sale at select independent local retailers in our area. The songs "Like It Or Not", "Who You Wit", and "RazorBlade" are all available to stream via and "You Got Me" can be heard through any website using the Now music engine. The entire album is available on iTunes.

DJ NV's "Green With eNVy"- a four-song promotional CD released in March, featuring John Holiday, Red Sleeve, Loonz, and J Martinez. Available for free download on our myspace page.

Set List

Our set list goes as follows: Burn It Down, Holla If You Hear Me, Drop It, L's Up, and Green With eNVy. Sometimes we will throw in a few extra songs, or exchange some songs for others. The set usually lasts about 30 minutes, but we are very flexible as far as performing time length.