Koch Inks Three New Urban and Hip-Hop Deals Print
Written by Robert ID2658   
Friday, 26 May 2006 01:13

KOCH Records, America's #1 independent label, continues to grow in the world of hip-hop and R&B. Following successes with hip-hop and rap artists such as Snoop Dogg, Jim Jones, The Diplomats, and D-Block, KOCH Records announced it has inked three new deals that will bring further success to KOCH in the field of urban and hip-hop music.

First, KOCH Records has inked a partnership with Damon Dash Music Group as its label partner. The first release will be the new album by dancehall favorite Sizzla this summer. Titled "The Overstanding" (music inspired from the movie "Shadow Boxer") this will be the first release under this new partnership.

KOCH Records has also inked a deal with Kedar Entertainment. Kedar Massenburg, the former CEO of Motown/Universal, has successfully developed and launched the popular music genre known as neo-soul. Massenburg has managed or signed such award-winning acts as D''Angelo, Erykah Badu, and India.Arie. The first release will be a new album by Buffalo native Sansom.

And finally, KOCH Records has teamed up Atlanta's Big Oomp to release several albums. Big Oomp has made a name for himself in the world of southern hip-hop, and with the growing popularity of the southern hip-hop genre, KOCH Records is thrilled to team up with Oomp. The first release will be the new album by DJ Unk, whose single "Walk It Out," is climbing the charts at urban radio in the south.

"We are all very excited about these deals with such talented partners and are looking forward to long, fruitful and profitable partnerships:, says KOCH President Bob Frank.

Please visit www.kochrecords.com for more information.