Block Entertainment Teams With Capitol Records

Block Entertainment has branched out from Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, and has announced plans to team up with Capitol Records to release the first project from up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Kollosus.

“Block Entertainment is a force to be reckoned with in the hip hop arena; they have continuously churned out undeniable hip hop stars,” Leonard Brooks, SVP Urban A&R, EMI Music said in a press release. “As we grow Capitol’s urban roster, this association with Block Entertainment makes perfect sense. We are excited to sign Kollosus as well; he has a skillful flow that reflects his years growing up in Atlanta and his Jamaican-born roots. He has a unique sense of street swagger with a global appeal.”

Kollosus plans on dropping his debut in spring of next year. He recently released his street single, “Settin Standards” with fellow ATL rapper Gucci Mane.

In the past Block has put out several albums on Bad Boy including projects by Boyz N da Hood, Gorilla Zoe and Yung Joc.

Yet last May, Joc revealed to that he had plans to sue the label, founder Russell “Block” Spencer and Bad Boy for unpaid advances and royalties. As of press time there has been no updates on the suit. —Elan Mancini

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

  • latino heat

    “they have churned out undeniable hip-hop stars”

    word. it seems to me they have churned out 3 one hit wonders.

  • gkid12345

    Joc aint a 1 hit wonder tho he’s been on several hits, his first album had 2 huge hits and show stopper he was featured on as well as buy u a drank and get like me

  • Pingback: – » Block Entertainment Teams With Capitol Records | All Topics Blog

  • Mark Pine


  • Pingback: – » Block Entertainment Teams With Capitol Records | Entertainment

  • Fireforreal

    this just in. Who gives a fuck ? Maybe this would be news if Aftermath moved from interscope to atlantic or something. Block entertainment LOL !

  • Harra$$

    Ha they suck! Rocksolid / Platinumized Records E1 Music Koch Distrubuted. Thats real Atlanta music Flo Dawgs Block Addicts Comin out soon! Dec. 15 T-rock War Wounds and Its official 1.5 In stores now! Check it out. You Tube Boomin! Real niccas do real things…..Lol Hoodstar is that chit. youtube it!

  • big fletch

    Block Ent. follow me on twitter @bigfletch001

  • billyjoemarrero

    i billyjoe marrero i write all my own music and sing it just finished cd iam on power 99 fm new artist daproph i got some radio time and played in movie pride and glory