SOURCE: KOCH Records

January 28, 2008 11:35 ET

Jim Jones Officially Releases "Harlem's American Gangster" on February 19th, 2008

Features New Tracks and Much More

HARLEM, NY--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - The wait is over, as hip hop superstar Jim Jones kicks off the New Year with a brand new mixtape, "Harlem's American Gangster" on KOCH Records, which hits streets on February 19th, 2008. The mixtape is hosted by Dame Dash and features the entire Byrdgang crew.

Jim Jones is currently recording a new album which will be released later this summer via Columbia/KOCH, but fans won't have to wait that long to hear new Jim Jones music.

Jones' latest album, "Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)," was released in 2006 and became a monster hit, selling over 500,000 copies and included the feel good anthem and Jim's signature song, "We Fly High," which has sold over 3.5 million digital and ringtone units combined.

"Harlem's American Gangtser" was previously available on a limited basis, but the mixtape has been completely remixed/re-mastered and also features new songs, including the track "Rockefeller Laws." When asked about this latest inspiration, Jones had this to say, "Some people do soundtracks to the movies about Harlem, we do soundtracks to the streets of Harlem, which made us who we are today. Hustlers are some of the flyest people the world has ever set their eyes on."

The first single "Love Me No More" is at urban radio now and a video for the single will be shot shortly. It will be once again co-directed by Jim Jones and RAGE, who also directed the smash videos for "We Fly High" and the "We Fly High" REMIX.

For more information, go to www.myspace.com/jimjones or www.CapoStatus.com

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for seven years in a row (2001 - 2007). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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