On The Block Records Releases New Compilation - State of Emergency...

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Hip-Hop Started In The Street; The People Had A Story To Tell and a Voice To Share It

On The Block Records continues that legacy on its debut full-length entitled State Of Emergency that officially hit the streets on March 30, 2004. The compilation unleashes a talented and determined five-artist roster assembled by On The Block chief executive officer James Williams. Ranging from real talk about everyday life to soothing R&B tracks, SOE balances its versatility with the consistent flavor from Williams and his brother-in-law and vice president Travis Williams. The two combined to produce 14 of the 17 songs.

"The overall goal was to let everybody know that there is good music in Washington state," emphasized James Williams. "We're bringing the added aspect of R&B and professionalism to get to the next level."

The foundation for SOE has already been cemented with the success of Naja Shiri's Dat Bomb, produced by Jay 1. Naja easily draws comparisons to the likes of Brandy with her vibrant and smooth voice. The anthem broadcast over the airwaves of over 60 commercial radio stations cross-country in the summer of 2003 including KUBE (Seattle), WSRF (Miami), WRBB (Boston), and KTSU (Houston). Dat Bomb also effectively hit medium sized markets in Fayetteville (NC), Macon (GA), and Albany (GA) where Naja performed because of the demand from the stations and their listenership in those areas.

"I knew it was a hit track but it caught me off guard just how fast it took off," remarked Travis Williams.

For the follow-up single, On The Block will again tap into R&B with Come On by Shi which features Modestey and Scurve. It effortlessly captures that carefree and feel-good vibe perfect for a Sunday afternoon barbeque. The b-side utilizes the abilities of producers Mr. Supreme, Funk Daddy, Xtravagant and Travis Williams for four different remixes of Naja's Dat Bomb.

SOE has already reached the ears of the masses and continues to build momentum with each new fan.

And it all began On The Block.

For more information, contact:

On The Block Records

3719 E Spokane

Tacoma, WA 98404

Email: ontheblock@ontheblockrecords.com

Phone: (253) 475-6007

Web: http://www.ontheblockrecords.com

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