SOURCE: Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc.

January 23, 2007 07:00 ET

Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc. Announces Major Artist Collaboration With Big Lou

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GMSC) is pleased to announce that Aftermath artist Busta Rhymes invited Big Lou to collaborate with him on a freestyle compilation.

New York native rapper Busta Rhymes heard Big Lou on the radio and liked what he heard. The artist got in contact with DJ Kay Slay and volunteered to record a freestyle collaboration. Busta Rhymes has been in the rap scene since 1990 with over 10 albums, and has collaborated with other artists such as Notorious BIG, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Boyz II Men, and LL Cool J. Big Lou and Busta Rhymes cut the freestyle track at The Cutting Room Studios in Manhattan. The track has yet to be titled, and it is undecided whether it will go on Big Lou's next release or Busta's. The collaboration is currently being played on radio stations throughout the upper east coast area.

Big Lou continues to make a name for himself in the tri-state area, as he continues to perform in rap showcases. Sunday night, Big Lou lit up the microphone to a sold out crowd at Don Hills in Manhattan. The Lost City artist was the featured performer for the showcase, and the show sold out weeks ago.

"The collaboration with Busta Rhymes is a very big deal," stated Frank Urban, Big Lou's manager. "It is not often you hear of a major artist approaching an up-and-coming artist to cut a track together. Word of Big Lou's talent is spreading like wildfire. With the backing of DJ Kay Slay, I'm confident that it won't be long before Big Lou is a major player in the rap music industry."

About Grand Entertainment & Music, Inc.

Based in Montreal, Canada and incorporated in November 1998, the Company is an independent music entity that produces, promotes, markets and controls the copyrights on music recordings in multiple formats. Additionally, the Company's multi-million dollar studio, Cherry Studios, has produced voice-overs and sound tracks for commercials and film. In addition, Cherry Studios has also produced thousands of recordings and has to its credit a total of 23 gold and platinum albums. GEM has recently found success in the reggaeton market with its signature artist, Qbanito. Qbanito's debut album has already generated a #1 hit in Canada and is currently being marketed by Universal Music in Europe. Grand Entertainment also controls exclusive rights to vast catalogues of previously unreleased recordings from Cuban music archives. In November 2006, Grand Entertainment acquired half of Lost City Records, adding a half dozen award-winning artists, including rising rap star Big Lou, and a 500+ song catalogue to Grand's existing assets. In addition, the company will continue to focus on growth through acquisitions over the next twelve months in an effort to reach its mission of becoming a premier production, recording, publishing, and internet distribution company.

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