SOURCE: KOCH Records

September 08, 2006 14:59 ET

Big Oomp Records / KOCH Records to Release "Beat'n Down Yo Block" on October 3rd, 2006

Debut Album From Unk Features the Smash Hit, "Walk It Out"

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 8, 2006 -- Big Oomp Records / KOCH Records announce the highly-anticipated release of "Beat'n Down Yo Block," the new debut album by Atlanta's Unk.

The album features the blazing, high-energy hit, "Walk it Out," which is currently at 2100 spins, 18 million in audience. The song is also the #1 ringtone on The Source Mobile, and #6 on Jamster. The explosive track is also featured on national TV spots for The Mob ringtones.

The catchy video for "Walk It Out" has been added to BET, and is this week's "Jam of the Week" on MTV Jams.

"Beat'n Down Yo Block" is a gathering of some of southern hip-hop's greatest, among them D.G. Yola, Baby D and Dem Franchize Boyz. It also features production by Jazze Pha, eight-year-old prodigy Big Korey as well as DJ Montay of Top Quality Productions.

Unk, the 24-year-old former DJ, caught the attention of Big Oomp (the man known for his ability to break underground rap acts, among them Baby D), about six years ago. Oomp says he was as impressed by Unk's drive as he was by his talent. "It was his work ethic," lends Oomp. "He was determined and he wanted to rap and he was determined he was gonna make it. He started out as a DJ and he just started writing raps to go on the mixtapes. He was so dedicated in making sure he made it on the mixtapes, I was like 'this joker here gon' be alright'."

About his hit, "Walk It Out," Unk says, "That song is just mad energy," he proclaims. "It's like the first song [you play at a party]. People like to move on it."

While stylistically, his songs are mostly characterized by heavy basslines, the tracks on "Beat'n Down Yo Block" are diverse, covering a wide range of subjects, moods and occasions.

The video for "Walk it Out" can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv23wlWZLSM, and watch Outkast premiere the video on BET's "106th & Park" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5Cw4mHkBNA.

About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for each of the last five years (2001-2005). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit www.kochrecords.com

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