New Gorilla Zoe "King Kong" Album Set for 10/26 Release
ENTERTAINMENT ONE COMPLETES DEAL WITH BLOCK ENTERTAINMENT AND ATLANTIC RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM BY HIP HOP STAR GORILLA ZOE; NEW STUDIO ALBUM KING KONG TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 26, 2010
(New York, NY) ---Entertainment One, Block Entertainment and Atlantic Records are set to release the highly-anticipated new album by hip hop superstar Gorilla Zoe. Zoe will release his new studio album, King Kong, on October 26th, 2010.
Alan Grunblatt, President of Entertainment One Music says, “I’m thrilled to be working with Block Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Gorilla Zoe is a great artist and Block is a music visionary. Three labels are better than one!”
Block adds, “"A new era of Block Entertainment is launching through my partnership with eOne and Atlantic. Gorilla Zoe is first up on my team to takeover with his third solo album, King Kong."
Block Entertainment, created and run by Russell “Block” Spencer is a force in southern hip hop. Block was responsible for creating Boyz N Da Hood (Big Gee, Jody Breeze, Big Duke and Young Jeezy). He has also signed, along with Jeezy, Rick Ross and Ciara, and is still involved in their deals. He completed a partnership with music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs in early 2006 for a seminal multi-million-dollar label deal between Bad Boy South and Block Entertainment. Many successful projects have followed suit including Young Joc’s albums New Joc City and Hustlenomics, Boyz N Da Hood’s sophomore LP Back Up in Da Chevy, as well as Gorilla Zoe’s solo albums.
Legendary DJ Greg Street adds, “My lil’ bro Block is about to sign the hottest artist coast to coast & turn eOne/Atlanta into the cash machine of the industry. We've figured out what they can't. Watch this, Block Ent. & We Ridin’ Chevys daily!”
One of the most prolific rappers today, Gorilla Zoe released a mixtape every day for the month of February 2010.
Gorilla Zoe originally replaced Young Jeezy as a member of Boyz N Da Hood, followed by notable collaborations with Yung Joc on "Coffee Shop" and "Bottle Poppin'." His first solo album, 2007’s Welcome to the Zoo, peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on Top Rap Albums Chart. His second solo album, 2009’s Don't Feed Da Animals, featured the single "Lost,” and topped the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
About Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008, currently ranks as the #1 label in the music industry. Founded in New York City, the label grew from literally a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin.
The Atlantic roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them B.o.B. James Blunt, Phil Collins, Death Cab for Cutie, Estelle, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty, Jason Mraz, Plies, Sean Paul, Rush, Shinedown, Trey Songz, Rob Thomas, T.I., and many more.
Chicago Rap Star Chu is "Gone" w/ Jazze Pha & Too $hort
Chu recently filmed a video for "Gone" with Too Short and Jazzy Pha. With a successful video and a single ready to blow the world will soon be checking for this new artist with a positive point of view. Chu is far from what most people would consider a "conscious" rapper and he's not on the usual commercial vibe. Chu is a unique individual and he's coming with a sound strictly for the grown folks that understand overcoming adversity through music.
Chu is releasing his first project on his own Darkside/Uconn imprint. I Am Nalon (Nalon Is Me) is the result of the past several years of Nalon & Chu's hard work. The album features collaborations with major hip hop superstars such as hip hop legend, Scarface, Danny Boy (Tupac Shakur), and of course the hit single "Gone," featuring multiplatinum Bay area player Too Short and production powerhouse Jazzy Pha.Chu has also put in work on the stage, performing with talented artist like Freeway, Bow Wow, Trina and Rick Ross.
Nalon is the reason that Chu originally got into the music scene in the first place. After returning home from an incarceration Chu decided to turn his life around by supporting his good friend Nalon in the studio with equipment, a place to write, produce and record music. Unfortunately Nalon's bright light was cut short when he died in a car accident earlier this year. Then before Chu could get a chance to fully recover another one of his close friends and the group's producer was fatally shot and stabbed in a robbery at the Darkside/Uconn studios. However Chu refused to let those events stop him and he decided to release the material that he and Nalon recorded for his new album.
Jesus "Chu" Fuentes is more than just a typical rap artist. For him music is an ever powerful force that has changed his life completely. This is the story of Chu, an ambitious, young man who started out struggling and fought his way to the top with talent, handwork and hip hop. So please take a moment to listen to "Gone" a tribute, a testament to friendship and a certified hit single!
MySpace Announces Partnership w/ Fuse Music Network
Fuse Amplifies "Introducing..." Artist Program with On-Channel Support
Next Breaking Artist Lineup Includes Bruno Mars, T-Mills, Middle Class Rut and Far East Movement
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 - MySpace Music ( www.myspace.com/music ), the premiere online music destination, announced today an integrated alliance with Fuse, Madison Square Garden's music television network, to extend the reach of MySpace's definitive emerging artist program, "Introducing..." The alliance of MySpace Music and Fuse will enable featured artists to significantly connect with wider audiences, underscoring both media companies' commitment to serving as a launch pad for new artists.
"As a national cable network dedicated to bringing the most comprehensive music coverage of any television network, Fuse was an ideal media complement to MySpace's promotional artist efforts," said Sam Wick, SVP of MySpace Music. "Merging their on-air network reach with our online audience creates a powerful programming mix to introduce emerging talent."
As part of the alliance, Fuse and MySpace will decide the four artists who will be featured in "Introducing..." for two months on both MySpace Music and Fuse's on-air linear network. Fuse's lineup will feature "Introducing Loaded," a 30-minute music video show, highlighting the artists in the program. In addition, Fuse will air co-branded interstitials and themed bumpers with artist video content, and "Introducing..." artists will be included on Fuse.tv, Fuse mobile and Video on Demand channels. Fuse will utilize the network's additional programming by inviting "Introducing..." artists for in-studio interviews on the network's programs such as "Hip Hop Shop" and the "Fuse Top 20 Countdown."
The co-branded experience will also live online where each "Introducing..."artist will be exposed to the MySpace Music audience through key content features including album, single and video premieres, featured playlists, behind-the-scenes footage, "getting to know you" interviews and much more, helping build a loyal fan base within the community. The Fuse logo will live alongside MySpace Music wherever "Introducing..." is promoted throughout the MySpace network, including on the "Introducing..." landing page, in all co-branded marketing units and the MySpace Music homepage.
"The collaboration of Fuse and MySpace and both company's unique resources help introduce emerging artists and provide a platform to launch music careers," said David Weier, vp of programming. "Since the network's inception, Fuse has promoted up-and-coming artists and we feel that MySpace Music is an ideal platform to expand our reach to music fans everywhere."
MySpace Music ( http://music.myspace.com ) and Fuse are eager to present the next round of emerging artists they'll be showcasing over the next eight weeks: Bruno Mars, T. Mills, Middle Class Rut and Far East Movement.
Bruno Mars - His big melodies and distinctive voice can be heard on two of the biggest hits of the year, "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B. and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy, two of the many hit songs Bruno co-wrote and produced with his production team The Smeezingtons, and two artists MySpace Music holds near and dear. Now it's time to focus on the talented songwriter and solo artist as he gets ready for his album debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans slated to arrive October 5th. Mars just released his first single, "Just The Way You Are" and it's already standing as a Top 3 success on iTunes' "Top Singles" chart. This fall he'll join Maroon 5 on the first leg of their "Hands All Over" Tour which kicks off October 6th in Santa Barbara, California's Santa Barbara Bowl. http://www.myspace.com/brunomars .
T. Mills - The self proclaimed 'hip-pop' artist has already amassed an impressive following using his Internet addiction to win over fans nationwide. His music combines the energy of Alternative Rock, with rap oriented lyrical structures, melodic pop hooks and a punk rock aesthetic to deliver a unique and cutting edge sound that's fast becoming the de-facto soundtrack for today's suburban youth. Mills will be releasing his full-length debut Ready, Fire, Aim! On Uprising Records on September 28. The album features appearances from Kyle Lucas (signed to Big Boi from Outkast's label) and Breathe Carolina. Mills recently completed a summer tour with Bizzy Bone (of Bone Thugs N Harmony) and Andre Nickatina. More tour dates will be announced shortly. http://www.myspace.com/tmills .
Middle Class Rut - Artfully blurring the line between heavy and melodic, the dynamic duo continues to showcase their skill for raw, energized rock and roll that is equally complex and immediate. The pair records every song they write together almost immediately in their rehearsal space, capturing the instantaneous spirit of a track while still in the moment. The majority of the songs have been tested on the road during tours in the U.S. with Social Distortion, Them Crooked Vultures and Alice In Chains, and in Europe with The Bronx and ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. The group's two members, Sean Stockham and Zack Lopez, have been playing together since they were teenagers and are looking forward to the October 5th release of their debut album No Name Color on Bright Antenna/ILG. (http://www.myspace.com/middleclassrut)
Far East Movement - Already having to their credit two world tours, numerous song placements on television and film, and a # 1 song on Los Angeles radio all before they even dropped their debut album, Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman have bridged the gap between underground party records and mainstream pop with a blend of hip hip, electro and dance music they coined as Free Wired. Their music has been heard on television hits Gossip Girl, Entourage, ABC Family's Lincoln Heights, 2009 Miss America pageant and in the blockbuster film and video game "Fast and Furious". Look out for their debut album Free Wired due out late Fall 2010. ( http://www.myspace.com/fareastmovement )
Since the program launched in Fall of 2009, MySpace Music "Introducing..." alumni like Never Shout Never, Janelle Monae and Jason Derulo have all benefitted from the aggressive support with significant boosts in their fan connectivity, music downloads and sales increases.
MySpace Music offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable premium audio and video content, user-friendly e-commerce solutions, personal music players, and user and artist playlisting. MySpace Music aims to empower major, independent, and unsigned artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue streams by allowing the MySpace community to freely stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and ultimately buy merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods. MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series, programs and live events including Secret Shows, Transmissions, Introducing...and The Release. MySpace Music's catalogue consists of all four major record labels and the top independent licensors including The Orchard, Merlin, IODA, Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution, Big Fish Media, Curb, Merge, TuneCore, CD Baby and RoyaltyShare.
Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks - all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives. MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv .
Mr. Green Is Selling Custom Beats at a Discount Rate
From now until September 30'th 2010 I am going to be selling custom beats at a discount rate. I'm doing this because I love making beats and I want to make them available to more people. The way it works is simple: you send me the sample you want me to make the beat out of along with the payment, then, in a few days (when I'm finished) I will send you back the full 5+ minute beat (intro... 16 bar verse x3... hook..x3)..
If you've been thinking about getting beats from me, now is the time because this offer is only good until the end of September. If you are interested in buying beats message me here or at email@example.com
Rapper/producer/bloggerator Grip Grand (URB’s Next 100, XXL Chairman’s Choice, East Bay Express Best Rapper, etc.) presents “TR-808,” an ode to California from the upcoming FREE mixtape, Cassette Trippin’. If you like classic West Coastin’, this one is for you…but don’t take my word for it. Listen to “TR-808″ above, then download it below:
The full Cassette Trippin’ mixtape will soon be available for free download from GripGrand.com, RoutineFly.comBandcamp, and better blogs everywhere. Until then, enjoy this sneak preview, and stay tuned!