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(Port Washington, NY) – September 29, 2006 - KOCH Entertainment Distribution announced today that is has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Los Angeles- based Latin Thug Records, a newly launched label headed by Senen “Sen Dog” Reyes, a founding member of the groundbreaking rap group Cypress Hill.


Latin Thug Records was formed by CEO Reyes to build a family business with his brother and acting VP of A&R Mellow Man Ace that would focus on releasing personal projects and developing new talent. The label represents the extended Latin Thug family, including solo projects from Sen and Mellow and collaborations with B Real, Soul Assassins and other members of the extended Cypress Hill family.  More than a label, Latin Thug has become a brand and a lifestyle on the west coast that is now positioned to take over the music scene. The brand has also developed and grown virally via Sen’s “Latin Thug Wear” clothing line which has been featured on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Show and more.


October 3rd marks the label’s first release via KOCH with “Ghetto Therapy”, the debut record by the Reyes Brothers featuring guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Warren G, B Real and Bishop Lamont.  The brothers’ album sales collectively exceed 20 million worldwide.  Forthcoming releases will also include the label’s first compilation CD, “Sen Dog Presents: Fat Joints Volume 1”, featuring brand new tracks from Sen Dog, B Real of Cypress Hill, Mellow Man Ace, The Reyes Brothers, O Brown, Rhyme Poetic Mafia and more.  Additional titles will be announced by the label. 


 “All of us in the Latin Thug Records familia are excited about our new partnership with the KOCH Entertainment family,” comments Fred Sherman, President of Latin Thug Records. “As the country’s No. 1 independent distributor, we have seen their experience, their knowledge and their commitment to excellence.  We share that outlook and know their team of dedicated professionals can take what our artists create and deliver it to their fans, retail, online and beyond.”


“We’re very excited to be working with the Reyes brothers and Latin Thug.  This partnership will help ensure KOCH’s continued dominance in the urban sector,” commented Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution. 

KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music and video company in the U.S. and its operations encompass record and video labels as well as physical and digital distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independents in both the U.S. and Canada and its record labels had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2004/2005.

For more information please contact James Scileppi at (516) 484-1000 Ext. 243 or email james.scileppi@kochent.com



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