SOURCE: SMC Recordings Inc.

January 06, 2010 16:09 ET

Rakim Video Garners 2 Million Views in First 24 Hours

SMC Recordings Inc. Launches Exclusive Video Premiere Featuring Rakim's New Video "Walk These Streets" on World Star Hip

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - SMC Recordings Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMCE), in a non-traditional marketing approach, premiered Rakim's video "Walk These Streets" on an exclusive digital viewing on January 5th via World Star Hip, the number one outlet for urban media.

In the first 24 hours of its showing, the video drew close to 2 million views and continues to create an electric reaction from World Star viewers (nearly 4 million views to date). The urban media giant draws close to an astonishing 4 million unique visitors and will showcase the Rakim video premiere exclusively for 5 days.

"Walk These Streets" features Brooklyn rapper Maino and is the first video from Rakim's Billboard chart topping album "The Seventh Seal."

"We are ecstatic about the reaction the Rakim video is generating despite taking what we felt was an unorthodox marketing approach to its release. It is indeed creating an enormous stir in the urban music industry, far exceeding the expectations of the SMC marketing team," stated co-founder, Ralph Tashjian.

"Walk These Streets" is being submitted to MTV, BET and FUSE this week. "We could not have asked for a better kick off to SMC Recordings' 2010 marketing agenda," added Tashjian.

About SMC Recordings:

Established in March of 2005, SMC Recordings is home to independent music and artists. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company's prized accomplishment is its unique philosophy of artist development, where artists are encouraged to participate with the label from inception through maintenance of their careers. This innovative structure has garnered industry veterans to join the company and aid in its growth. SMC is distributed by Fontana, the indie distribution subsidiary of Universal. It is SMC's humble regional beginnings and loyalty to their artists and their careers that will guarantee the company to always be on the precipice of creativity and expansion in the music game.

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