(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Asylum Records, Warner
Music Group's new incubator label designed to provide a
variety of services to urban and independent music labels and
artists, has entered into a multi-faceted agreement with Atlanta-based
ColliPark Music to provide marketing, distribution and sales services
to ColliPark's roster. The first two artists covered under the
agreement are Homebwoi and Kadalack Boyz.
ColliPark Music was founded by ColliPark, formerly known as DJ
Smurf, who got his start in the music business in 1987.
ColliPark, aka Michael Crooms, signed the smash hit duo Ying Yang
Twins in 1997 who currently have the No. 2 album ("United State of
Atlanta") in the country with first week sales of more than 200,000
units. He produced the hit singles "Wait (The Whisper Song)" and
"Badd" from the Ying Yang Twins' current album as well as the hits
"Say I Yi Yi" and "By Myself" from the group's previous albums. DJ
Smurf also produced BG's current single "Where Da At" featuring
Homebwoi and David Banner's "Play."
In making the announcement, Todd Moscowitz, president, Asylum
Records, said, "ColliPark has a proven track record of success with
hit artists from Atlanta's vibrant urban music scene. I'm excited
about working with DJ Smurf to further develop and support Kadalack
Boyz and Homebwoi as well as collaborate on future projects."
"I am thrilled to be working with Todd and Asylum Records," said
ColliPark. "'Wait (The Whisper Song)' was the first song featuring
whispering as a musical concept. People think that 'Wait' limits the
concept of whispering to the Ying Yang Twins, but we will show that
it can be used in many different ways." –Bobh Grossweiner and Jane Cohen