June 19, 2008 15:25 ET

KOCH Records to Release New Album by Houston Rap Legend Big Pokey

"Evacuation Notice" to Be Released on July 22, 2008 and Features Lil Keke, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Trae, Big Moe and Bun B

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - KOCH Records is happy to announce the addition of yet another Houston legend to its burgeoning hip-hop roster. Houston rapper Big Pokey will release his new album, "Evacuation Notice," on KOCH Records on July 22nd, 2008. The album features Lil Keke, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Trae, Big Moe and Bun B. "Evacuation Notice" is the prequel to Pokey's next KOCH Records release, "Hurricane Sensei," due later this year.

Pokey's new single "Boss Hogg on Candy" features Slim Thug and is impacting now at radio. The single can be heard at: kochent/radiohits/01_boss_hogg_on_ candy_clean_1.mp3.

Big Pokey hooked up with DJ Screw in the early '90s and started dropping rhymes on the DJ's many mixtapes. His first full-length album, "Hardest Pit in the Litter," appeared in late 1999 and ended up being one of the better underground hip hop albums to come out of the South that year. Big Pokey returned a year later with "D-Game 2000," another album of mid-tempo 808-driven beats featuring several of his Houston peers as guests. In 2001 he collaborated with the Wreckshop Wolfpack for "Tha Collabo."

Pokey has recorded with a who's-who of southern rap icons including Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Big Hawk, Big Moe, Lil' Flip, Lil' Keke, and Chamillionaire. In 2005, he was featured on "Sittin' Sidewayz" by Paul Wall which reached #93 on Billboard Top 100.

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About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twenty-second year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels, music publishing 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. Its record label KOCH Records is the # 1 independent label in the U.S. and 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.L").

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