December 13, 2007 11:11 ET

KOCH Records to Release New Album by Big Noyd, "Illustrious," on January 22nd, 2008

New Album Features Joell Ortiz and Kira and Is Executive Produced by Lil' Fame of M.O.P.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - KOCH Records is pleased to announce the release of a new album by Queensbridge rapper Big Noyd. "Illustrious" hits stores everywhere on January 22nd, 2008. This album is executive produced by Lil' Fame of M.O.P. and features guest appearance by Joell Ortiz, Kira and Serani.

The first single, "Things Done Changed" ft. Kira, is at radio now. It can be heard at:

Big Noyd was first introduced with his verse on "Stomp 'Em Out" from Mobb Deep's 1993 debut "Juvenile Hell." But it was in 1995 on the duo's follow-up, "The Infamous," that Noyd really began to be noticed. He later credited his first recording contract to that key appearance.

His debut album, "Episodes of a Hustla," was well-received by critics and fans alike. His next two albums, "Only The Strong" and "On The Grind," were highlighted by numerous Mobb Deep features, and were a good introduction to Big Noyd's music for the masses.

In 2004, after releasing "Only The Strong," Noyd made his acting debut, playing the leading role in the Mobb Deep-produced film, "Murda Muzik - The Movie."

The tracklisting:
1. Snitches                      8.      The Paper ft. Jay Rush
2. Posted On The Block           9.      Ghetto ft. Joell Ortiz
3. So Much Trouble ft. Serani    10.     It's a Wrap ft. Ric Rude
4. Heartless                     11.     Trying to Make It Out
                                          ft. 40 Glocc & B.A.M.
5. Money Talk                    12.     No Where Else To Hide
6. Things Done Changed ft. Kira  13.     Rags To Riches
7. Back Up In This B**ch         14.     Get It Poppin'

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 six years in a row (2001 - 2006). KOCH Entertainment is owned by Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact
    Giovanna Melchiorre
    Email Contact