SOURCE: SMC Recordings Inc.

May 19, 2010 16:25 ET

SMC Recordings Lands Major Act Signing The Pack

Former Jive Records Group Added to Label Roster

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) -  SMC Recordings Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMCE) continues to attract some of the hottest artists out -- adding to its already stellar roster. Their most recent signee is former Jive Records act, The Pack. The young group first made headlines in 2006, when their trendsetting hit single "Vans," took over the airwaves. It was named #5 in the Rolling Stone's Top 50 songs list for that year, and has sold 300,000 to date.

The Berkeley, CA-based group, comprised of members Lil Uno, Young L, Lil B and Stunnaman, was discovered by Hip Hop legend Too $hort, who signed them to Jive Records. They released an album and an EP with the label, quickly achieving a large following for their unique and edgy sound created by in-house producer and group member Young L. They appeal to everyone from hip hop heads to skate boarders. Their music's influence has had great reach; even making its way into famed comedian Dave Chappelle's skits, who brought up their popular song "Vans" to the delight of the audience at a recent show.

"I tried signing The Pack when 'Vans' broke but how could I compete with Too $hort?" remembers SMC Recording's Chief Operating Officer Will Bronson.
 "The Pack has always been ahead of the curve and with this new album, the songs are stellar, and they've truly evolved into stars. We've got so much in store for these guys, its incredible."

The Pack's first album on SMC Recordings, Wolfpack Party, features production by Young L with additional help from hit-making newcomers The Cataracs keeping them musically as leaders of "the pack."

"The Pack is a great fit for our label, as we have proven success with these niche groups of Hip Hop artists. With their crossover appeal and a sound that stays one step ahead of the trends, they add incredible depth and prestige to our roster," said SMC CEO Ralph Tashjian.

The group has is currently putting the finishing touches to their SMC debut and preparing for their summer tour.

The "Wolfpack Party 2010" single and ringtone are available now.

About SMC Recordings:

Established in March of 2005, SMC Recordings is home to independent music and artists. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company's prized accomplishment is its unique philosophy of artist development, where artists are encouraged to participate with the label from inception through maintenance of their careers. This innovative structure has garnered industry veterans to join the company and aid in its growth.

SMC is distributed by Fontana, the indie distribution subsidiary of Universal. It is SMC's humble regional beginnings and loyalty to their artists and their careers that will guarantee the company to always be on the precipice of creativity and expansion in the music game.

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