Atlanta based Block Entertainment has landed a deal with EMI Music’s Capitol Records, helping add to the label’s urban roster. The first project from the new venture will be the release of the label’s new artist Kollosus, who is set to drop his debut in Spring 2010.
Kollosus recently gained attention with his buzzworthy song, “Settin’ Standards,” which featured fellow Atlanta all-star Gucci Mane. And, his new single, “Breakin’ Bread,” is gaining steam in the streets and is expected to hit radio in January. The infectious song showcases the 23-year-old rapper’s confident flow, laid back but in-your-face verbal agility on the mic and is sure to be a club banger.
“I am tremendously excited to partner with Capitol Records, a company with a proven track record in recognizing talent,” said Russell “Big Block” Spencer, CEO of Block Entertainment. “As an emerging voice of hip-hop, Kollosus promises to capture the attention of the discerning hip hop audience. The collaboration between Capitol and Block Entertainment is vital to introducing him to a wider audience.”
“Block Entertainment is a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop arena. They have continuously churned out undeniable hip-hop stars,” adds Leonard Brooks, SVP Urban A&R, EMI Music. “As we grow Capitol’s urban roster, this association with Block Entertainment makes perfect sense. We are excited to sign Kollosus as well; he has a skillful flow that reflects his years growing up in Atlanta and his Jamaican-born roots. He has a unique sense of street swagger with a global appeal.”
Block Ent is responsible for breaking southern artists such as Yung Joc, Boyz N Da Hood and Gorilla Zoe. Now, they hope they can continue their successful trend with Kollosus.
His debut, titled I Am Kollosus, will drop next year.
For more info on the rising artist, visit MySpace.com/Kollosus.