Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 8, 2008
Jake Records, a leading independent record label, announced today the signing of an imprint deal with Kay Gee of the legendary Hip Hop group The Cold Crush Brothers. Under the terms of the long-term agreement, Jake Records will distribute and market releases produced and/or signed by Kay Gee's Killer Groove, Inc. production house. The releases will be co-branded as Jake Records / Killer Groove projects, and will be distributed through the growing network of distribution resources available to Jake Records.
"Jake Records is on the move in the business, and they work in a way that is completely unique to the industry. I love the style, attitude, and approach that Jake Records puts into their work. The partnership with Scott Thomas and his team is exciting, to say the least," said Kay Gee. "Above all other things, they appreciate great music, which is a passion I share," he added.
The first release under the partnership is the scheduled early 2009 album release by Reggae and Dance Hall artist DAINJAMENTAL. A veteran New York producer and artist DAINJAMENTAL has produced or recorded with KRS-One, Killah Priest, Cassidy, Onyx, The UMC's, Nazzarine, and the Wu Tang Clan among dozens of others. DAINJAMENTAL kicks off an Australian tour beginning November 16, 2008.
Additionally, the two companies are co-developing a new music series to be called "Hip Hop Live" which will feature digitally mastered live recordings of Hip Hop performances to be released on CD and via digital networks globally. The series will include live performances of legendary Hip Hop groups, including The Cold Crush Brothers, with commentary by Kay Gee and other notable performers. The first release in the series is planned for spring 2009.
"The partnership with Kay Gee is beyond exciting for the entire Jake Records team. To be working so intimately with one of the founders of Hip Hop music, literally one of the first-ever groups from this genre is an incredible honor. Kay Gee is an extremely talented performer, songwriter, and producer. He's one of those guys who's creative brain never stops going and the ideas he and I have had together already are groundbreaking to say the least," said Jake Records Founder and CEO Scott Thomas. "I can't wait to show the world what we're cooking up," he continued.
About Jake Records: Jake Records is an independent record label founded to bring great music to the world. Headquartered in Seattle, WA and founded by new media and marketing innovator Scott Thomas, the label boasts an impressive catalog of artists including multi-platinum selling Hip Hop legends Digital Underground, Chicago-based Draztic, Element, 4-4 Water, Alyssa Page, Westside Bugg, and Jiggy. Jake Records music is distributed digitally by IRIS Distribution.
About Killer Groove, Inc.: Killer Groove, Inc. is the production company owned and operated by Hip Hop pioneer Kay Gee of the legendary group The Cold Crush Brothers. Killer Groove produces music for recording artists worldwide, as well as writing songs and composing new music for movies, commercials, and more. The company was founded in 2000 and has produced music for Funk Master Flex, KRS-One, Chuck D, and Dougie Fresh. Killer Groove was also involved in the audio scoring for the HBO film Disappearing Acts starring Wesley Snipes and Q-Tip.
About Kay Gee: Kay Gee is one of the originators of Hip Hop music, having joined the legendary Cold Crush Brothers in 1979. The group was later known as the "Rolling Stones of Hip Hop" because of the large crowds and press attention they drew wherever they went. The Cold Crush Brothers was the first Hip Hop group to travel to Japan to perform, to promote the first Hip Hop movie, Wild Style. Kay Gee has appeared in other movies such as Scratch, and Rhyme and Reason, as well. He is working on a full-length album entitled Proclamation, planned for a summer 2009 release.