2006-2008: Star in the Hood
In 2006, Stryder signed to independent label Takeover Entertainment. He also released two solo mixtapes, I’m Back U Know and Lost and Found, and joined Ruff Sqwad to make Guns & Roses 2. Stryder's debut album Star In the Hood was released on 13 August 2007 on Takeover Entertainment. A single "Breakaway" was released from the album, as was "Something About Your Smile"featuring Mainstream Money as a bonus track. He also released an EP named Cloud 9 on the 21st April 2008, from which the songs "Sorry, U Are?" featuring Chipmunk, "Sick in the Head", "16 Writers" and "Thump" have all received heavy airplay and rotation on grime shows such as Logan Sama's Kiss 100 grime show. He then released two further singles which do not feature on the EP, titled "Breathe", and most recently, "Stryderman" (UK Singles Chart #73). One of the other tracks off his debut album called "Follow" was featured in the movie by Noel Clarke, Adulthood.
2008-2009: Catch 22
On September 11 2008, it was revealed that Stryder will be featured on Craig David's new single "Where's Your Love" and released on November ...