Tuesday, October 25, 2011
662 Exclusive: Indie Label Goes Major
WIDEawake Entertainment, known for there purchase of Death Row Records for
$18 Million in 2009, has inked a major distribution deal with Hoopla
Worldwide via eOne Music. With an objective to deliver new music to the world
in both physical and digital formats, Hoopla Worldwide is gearing up to release
an extensive array of albums in 2012.
Fans of the late MC Breed will finally see his first official posthumous
album come to life. This highly-anticipated album has been worked on over
the years from artists and producers such as Obie Trice, The D.O.C, Jazze
Pha, Shorty B, Erotic D, Too Short, Bud’da, Tracy Tyler, Spice 1 and more.
Hoopla Worldwide is reaching out to other Michigan native stars to
contribute to the album, such as Eminem, Kid Rock and Royce da 5’9. The
album is executive produced by Breed’s wife, Tasha Breed, for his Estate.
Other releases from the Hoopla label include two mainstream artists: pop
singer Sabrina’s debut album “Something Like A Renegade” which boasts an
all-star cast, as well as international artist, Nasim with her “A.L.I.E.N”
album featuring Krayzie Bone, Krazy D (of original NWA) and buzzing
Swedish producer Ajami.
Hoopla Worldwide is introducing a special division of releases dubbed
“Glorious” which will focus on established or legendary artists and
producers who have made an impact in the industry. Hoopla’s “Glorious”
releases will include Big V aka Vito Banga (Nappy Roots), Ying Yang Twins,
MC Eiht, Knoc-turn’al, Ant Banks, Sir Jinx, and Tha Chill (Compton’s Most
Wanted) with his highly anticipated album “Chillafornia” featuring Kurupt,
MC Ren (N.W.A), 1st Generation, King Tee, Kokane and RBX.
Tupac & E-40 producer Mike Mosley has brought his Steady Mobbin’
Productions imprint to Hoopla to release former Strange Music artist
Cognito’s “Spoiled Milk”, Bay Area’s own Keak Da Sneak, as well as films
from actor/director Brian Hooks (“Fool’s Gold” w/ Matthew McConaughey,
“Soul Plane” w/ Snoop Dogg, “3 Strikes” w/ DJ Pooh).
Twenty year industry veteran Kevin Dickson, who has a successful history
of working with Master P, E-40, Priority Records, Jive Records, Death Row
Records, and Universal Music Group among others, brings his Mackavelli
Records brand to Hoopla to release several projects, including the Pop/R&B
rising star named Si’m Styles.
Hoopla Worldwide is also gearing up to put out some DVD’s through the
WIDEawake Entertainment / eOne Music pipeline with cinematic releases
including the film, “3 Days in LA” and DVD releases from Director Dennis
McKinley and separately, a That Kid Era film by Danny Gallardo. Look out
for the upcoming “Illuminati Sky” project that features some of the
biggest names in rock music to see the light of day. Songwriter, Activist
and Author, Zara Phillips, is releasing material through the label that
will feature two songs from the legendary DMC of Run DMC. In addition, the
amazing World Music artist Vahagn Turgutyan will be released in the first
quarter of 2012. Additionally, albums from Audio Stepchild, Gary Meeks,
Tan-D and Big A (with a debut album featuring T.I., Rick Ross, and Snoop
Dogg) are on schedule for release in the New Year.
Hoopla Media Group, JHP, Lunatic Management, Urbanista Graphix, Distinct
Music Group and Spin Doctor PR are all affiliates of the Hoopla Worldwide
conglomerate. For more information on Hoopla Worldwide and their upcoming
releases with WIDEawake Entertainment / eOne Music,