SOURCE: KOCH Records

February 27, 2008 12:57 ET

New Album by Legendary Lyricist Rakim, "Live, Lost & Found," to Be Released on March 4th, 2008

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Legendary lyricist Rakim is set to release a brand new album titled "Live, Lost & Found" on March 4th, 2008. "Live, Lost & Found" features four previously unreleased tracks, including the new single "It's Nothing," as well as an additional 17 tracks of classic Rakim material performed live.

Rakim is near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs -- perhaps the greatest -- of all time within the hip-hop community. His flow is smooth and liquid, inflected with jazz rhythms and carried off with an effortless cool that makes it sound as though he's not even breaking a sweat.

After teaming up with Queens DJ Eric B. in 1986, Rakim recorded a string of classic material like "Eric B. Is President," "I Ain't No Joke" and "Paid in Full." The duo's first two full-length albums, 1987's "Paid in Full" and 1988's "Follow the Leader," are still regarded as all-time hip-hop classics; Rakim's work set out a blueprint for other, similarly progressive-minded MCs to follow, and helped ensure that even after the rise of other fertile scenes around the country, East Coast rap would maintain a reputation as the center of innovative lyrical technique.

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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