Sunday, January 25, 2009

How Death Row Records came to Canada

Bad news is GMG wont be releasing the deathrow catalog. Lets just hope this canadian lable know what they are doin!

As gritty as a few blocks might be, as bad as some kids may think they are, the west side of Toronto doesn't immediately register as a natural home for Death Row Records and the legacy of Los Angeles gangsta rap.
Nor does a 48-year-old mother and recording artist, who likens her own music to Sheryl Crow's and Sarah McLachlan's, seem an obvious choice to oversee the back catalogues of Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog.
But as Lara Lavi, an American singer-songwriter and media lawyer, said, she was underestimated by some in the industry when she was lured by private investors from the U.S. West Coast to base her music and film start-up in Toronto's Liberty Village area.
Her company, WIDEawake Entertainment Group, surprised media watchers by making the winning bid for Death Row in court last week, buying the bankrupt, debt-ridden label for $18-million (U.S.) after, according to Lavi, Warner Music shied away from topping WIDEawake's offer. Lavi worked closely with the well-known Toronto-based entertainment lawyer Chris Taylor in securing the deal. This comes after the U.S. company Global Music Group tried to buy Death Row for $25-million, but pulled out after problems arose with the financing.

Hussein Fatal Returns With New Single Blocka Blocka

We recieved an email from Fatal's PR this morning, with news that his single is dropping soon, its available now at Radio and promotion has started!!! Yall need to request this single NOW!!!. Heres the news:

Hussein Fatal Returns With New Single Blocka Blocka

Hussein Fatal is back with Blocka Blocka, the hot new single off his upcoming album "Born Legendary". Fans can request the single at radio stations nationwide right now!
Hussein Fatal started off his career in 1994 with the underground rap group - Fatal N Felony which would be his introduction into rap with fellow Outlawz member Yaki Kadafi. After recording various demos, Fatal Hussein was enlisted to star on 2Pac's multi-platinum album "All Eyez On Me", and to become part of 2Pac's group Tha Outlawz. Following 2Pac's Death, Fatal left Tha Outlawz in pursuit of bigger things which landed him a deal on Rap-A-Lot and spawned off the hit single, Everyday, which was a tribute to Yaki Kadafi and 2Pac.
After releasing two albums, Fatal drifted into the background of the hip hop industry for a short time working with acts such as Ja Rule, Black Child, Irv Gotti, etc. In 2006, Fatal rejoined Tha Outlawz and made a guest appearance on 2Pac's latest posthumous album "Pac's Life". In 2008, Fatal signed a deal with the much talked about label, Global Music Group to release his latest album - "Born Legendary" which will feature guests such as Yukmouth, Jim Jones, and more!
Blocka Blocka is a hood anthem made for ghettos across the world. It will be available on iTunes, E-Music, Amazon, and other digital outlets soon!