Press release courtesy of Tasha Stoute.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BEST OF THE BLOCK PRESENT “STRICTLY BUSINESS” THE DVD DOCUMENTARY
FEATURING HUEY, MAINO & GLASSES MALONE
Alliance Brings A New Air To Hip-Hop With Three
Surging Artists From The Streets
(January 9, 2009—New York, NY) In 2009, there will be many firsts but nothing will impact the streets like the new DVD Strictly Business from Best of the Block which features Huey (Mid-West), Maino (East) and Glasses Malone (The New West). It’s three the hard way as they all appear on Huey’s the new single “24/7” off his sophomore album “Strictly Business” slated to be released in the 2009. The video, inspired by the 1995 movie “Dead Presidents” featuring Larenz Tate, Chris Tucker and Bokeem Woodbine, is currently on BET.
Strictly Business chronicles how each artist rose through the ranks with rhymes and mere ambition. The DVD supplies substance from start to finish, with clear insight to how different each artist’s hometown and local artist influences have impacted their own lives and careers. This alliance brings in a new era showcasing that the true essence of hip-hop lives on.
“I was interested in this song because it already had the new and hottest artist in the streets from each region. Huey got a nice Midwest following, he already had a top 5 record with Pop, Lock, and Drop It,” states Glasses Malone. “Maino had the Hi Hater single that blew everyones head off! Plus his rep was solid in the streets of NY. I'm considered one of the realest niggas in my region old or new. Real niggas uniting is always a great look.”
HUEY ("Mid West"-HiTz Committee)
MeMpHitz introduces: Huey, St. Louis' New General rated one of the top 3 artist to check for in 2009, Coast to Coast. Huey controlled the Billboard charts with his smash single "Pop Lock And Drop It". This DVD is a key to the door that opens up rapper Huey's life, up-bringing and his struggles before landing his record deal. His new album set to release in '09.
MAINO ("East Coast"-Atlantic Records)
Maino, raised in Brooklyn, New York, served 10 years in a state penitentiary, but came home with a dream to tell his life story through music. With everyone saying that NY Hip-Hop is dead, Maino is ready to step up and take a stand to rep where it all began!
GLASSES MALONE ("West Coast"-Cash Money Records/Universal)
Eazy-E, served the whole world with Gangster Rap and put California on the map when he brought us all songs like, "Fuck The Police". As for West Coast commercial success, we heard from Snoop, Dre and Game...now meet Glasses Malone, newest member of Cash Money $ Records, Glasses is set to carry the West Coast. We will get to see the real West in the flesh as Glasses walks you through the inner circles of Watts.
To get a copy of the DVD check out www.mixunit.com .
For more information on Huey and his upcoming album check out www.hueymusic.com or www.myspace.com/hueyhitz .
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