West hip-hop vet, Mack 10, announced the re-launch of his independent label, Hoo Bangin’, this week, as he’s inked a new distribution deal with Fontana Distribution.
In addition to a roster that already includes Watts rapper Glasses Malone, Bay Area’s Richie Rich, San Diego’s Mitchy Slick, the LBC Crew, Mack has recently added one of LA’s finest in Xzibit to the roster.
Hoo Bangin’ is planning to release one album for each one of the artists before the end of 2011, along with the first installment of the New West Movement compilation series, which will showcase the best unsigned hype on the West Coast.
Mack 10 founded Hoo Bangin’ in 1997, under the umbrella of legendary rap label Priority Records. In 1995, he made his first official appearance on the remix of Ice Cube’s West Coast classic, “What Can I Do.” Then, followed with his self-titled debut album shortly after. The following year, Mack 10, Ice Cube and WC — better known as the controversial West Coast rap outfit Westside Connection — recorded the platinum album, Bow Down.
Since his beginnings, Mack has released eight solo albums and two albums with Westside Connection. He has also been very active in the movie industry, starring in eight movies and two music documentaries.
The first release on the new and improved Hoo Bangin’ label will be a collaboration album between himself and underground buzz-worthy artist Glasses Malone, called Money Music.
So far, they’ve released of several viral singles and videos for the project, including the most recent, called “Winning,” as well as the video for “Extra Extra”.
“The Mack/Malone project is the perfect way to let folks know that Hoo Bangin is coming back strong,” says Mack 10. “We have been working really hard to make this release a memorable project for our fans. I want Hoo Bangin to become the home of the best on the West.”
Money Music drops in April.