SOURCE: Atlantic Records

June 20, 2005 15:02 ET

Boyz N Da Hood, ATL's Most Wanted Group, Take Over Radio and TV; Debut Bad Boy/Block Entertainment Album Drops Tomorrow, June 21st

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- Bad Boy/Block Entertainment recording group Boyz N Da Hood hits stores coast to coast tomorrow, June 21st, with the release of their much-anticipated debut album. The self-titled collection features the hit single, "Dem Boyz," and is the first release from the new joint venture between Bad Boy Entertainment and Warner Music Group.

"Dem Boyz" is currently exploding at Urban radio, coming in this week at #15 with-a-bullet. The single has also bulleted into the top 25 on Billboard's "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" listing and is climbing the charts at CHR/Rhythmic outlets nationwide.

The video clip for "Dem Boyz" is in constant rotation on BET's "106 & Park Top 10 Countdown" show, peaking at #5, and is in heavy rotation on "Rap City." On Tuesday, June 21st, Boyz N Da Hood are slated to appear on "106 & Park," for an exclusive live performance of "Dem Boyz," and they also hosted the "Rap City Top 10 Countdown" on June 18th.

At MTV, "Dem Boyz" is the week's #15 most-played video. Today, June 20th, Boyz N Da Hood will be featured on the network's "10 Spot Drop," an inventive weekly promotion that introduces new bands to the network's audience via a series of unique 15-second spots as well as cross-promotion at MTV.com. On MTV.com, the Boyz N Da Hood content page will feature exclusive photos, ringtones, and the full-length video for "Dem Boyz."

Over at MTV2, "Dem Boyz" is featured on the "Hip Hop Show," and also continues to receive major network-wide rotation. In addition, MTV Jams has the clip in Sizzlin' rotation, while "BOYZ N DA HOOD" is currently streaming in its entirety at "The Leak" at MTV.com (http://www.mtv.com/music/the_leak/).

Boyz N Da Hood are also featured on Grand Hustle/Atlantic's upcoming soundtrack to the film, "Hustle & Flow" (due in stores on July 12th). On June 27th, the group will take part in a major concert event celebrating the film and its soundtrack. In addition to Boyz N Da Hood, the all-star show at Hollywood's House of Blues will feature a number of the soundtrack's stars, including T.I. & P$C, Juvenile, Lil Jon, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Webbie, Lil Scrappy, and Trina.

Comprised of Duke, Big Gee, Jeezy, and Jody Breeze, Boyz N Da Hood is a collaboration of four of the grimiest, truest rappers to ever come from the ATL. Inspired by the legendary gangsta supergroup NWA, their debut album displays the quartet's undeniable chemistry, with each member offering their own unique style and streetwise perspective. The 16-track set explicitly conveys the harsh realities of their Dirty South 'hood on such electrifying tracks as "Gangstas," featuring Eazy E, "Felonies" and "Don't Put Your Hands On Me." Executive produced by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Russell "Block" Spencer, and featuring production by Jazze Pha (T.I., Nelly, Twista), Frank Nitti, DJ Toomp (Ludacris, T.I., Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz), and Erik Sermon, "BOYZ N DA HOOD" packs the summer's hardest-hitting hip-hop punch.

Also look out for the "Dem Boyz Got Rims" game, where one lucky fan will win a set of Sean John rims. Go to www.boyzndahood.com for more details.

Contact Information