SOURCE: KOCH Records

June 06, 2005 10:50 ET

KOCH Records Announces New Marketing Services Deal With the Mighty D-Block Records, Home to Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, Styles P and J-Hood

First Release Will Be New Studio Album From Sheek Louch on Deck for September

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- KOCH Records is proud to announce a new marketing services deal with the mighty D-Block records. The label, home to Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, Styles P and J-Hood, will release several full-length albums and mix-tapes under the KOCH fold.

The label D-Block was created by Sheek Louch with lifelong friends, Styles P and Jadakiss. J-Hood is the newest member to enter the fold. The first release on D-Block was Sheek Louch's 2003 debut album, "Walk Witt Me," which sold over 250,000 units.

Sheek Louch, Styles P and Jadakiss were members of The Lox, the Yonkers-based group who were a backbone of Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy label. Hired as writers, the trio wrote and performed on Comb's "I Got The Power," and "It's All About the Benjamins," Mase's "24 Hrs. to Live," the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Last Day," Mary J. Blige's "Can't Get You Off My Mind," and many others.

The Lox released their debut album, "Money, Power & Respect" in 1998 -- it reached #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. To date, The Lox has sold 1.7 million albums.

Alan Grunblatt, General Manager and Executive Vice President of KOCH Records, says, "D-Block is the hottest label on the street. Everyone is talking about Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek. We are thrilled to have their label on board here at KOCH."

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 four years (2001-2004). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit www.kochrecords.com.

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