SOURCE: KOCH Records

August 19, 2005 18:01 ET

KOCH Records to Release Highly Anticipated Album by Domination and Bang 'Em

"God Giveth God Taketh Away" to Be Released on September 20th, 2005

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 19, 2005 -- It's rare to find a musical pairing that feels and sounds so right. Both young, hungry and ready to take on the world, Bang 'Em and Domination are such a duo. Their hotly anticipated new album, "God Giveth God Taketh Away," is set to be released by GF Records/KOCH Records this fall and is certain to perk the ears of hip-hop aficionados everywhere. The first single, "Stay Down (F***in' Wit The Best)" features Kurupt and Tone.

Formerly affiliated with G-Unit and vocal about what went wrong, Bang 'Em is best recognized as "The G-Unit General" from the DVD accompaniment to 50 Cent's multi-platinum debut album "Get Rich or Die Trying." Bang 'Em first encountered Domination three years ago and urged the young rapper to hone his craft. Bang 'Em and Domination soon began recording mixtapes which have been lauded by hip-hop fans, with some critics going as far as to label the duo's work "the best thing since Run [DMC's] 'Adidas.'"

Bang 'Em says, "We're bringing real New York music back. We've got songs that everybody can relate to -- your momma, the kids, the gangsters, the females, anybody. We make music. It ain't about all that shoot 'em up and bang bang stuff. You're going to see a different side of Domination. The boy is versatile. In my opinion, can't nobody in the industry see him. Right now he's on Hova's level, Pac's level. Once you hear the album you'll believe he's that nice."

Domination adds, "The title of 'God Giveth God Taketh Away' is self-explanatory. This album was written with blood, sweat and tears through good times and bad we have swam through the flood, walked through the fire and overcame all obstacles thrown in front of us. 'God Giveth God Taketh Away' is real music for real people in real situations."

Unfortunately, Bang 'Em is currently serving a jail sentence for standing up for his beliefs. But by keeping a positive outlook, not even incarceration can stop him. "God Giveth God Taketh Away" is Bang 'Em's and Domination's story.

The track listing:

1. I'll Be Around                    9. On My Side (feat. D.V Alias Khrist)
2. I Can't Lose                     10. Rowdy
3. Ghetto                           11. When You Was Down
4. Misery                           12. Love Triangle
5. Stay Down (F***in' Wit The Best)
   (feat. Kurupt & Tone )           13. Struggle
6. We Just Friends                  14. It Won't Stop
7. Mamma                            15. What Does It Take
8. We Got Those (feat. Young Dice)  16. Holla My Name
For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Erin Burke @ 917-689-4975 / erinburkepr@aol.com OR Giovanna Melchiorre at 212-353-8800 x257 /gio@Kochent.com

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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