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6/15/2005

 
Take Down Inks Distribution Deal

Philadelphia based hip-hop label Take Down Records has inked a deal with Chris Schwartzs TriMedia Entertainment to distribute their upcoming film and soundtrack entitled Menace. The film is the follow up to Take Downs highly successful independent DVD/CD release New Jack City: The Next Generation which featured a long form music video film along with freestyle rap battles, unreleased music videos and a companion soundtrack.

TriMedias Rich Murray, who also heads RuffNation Films, commented, I'm extremely excited to be working with Take Down on the production of
Menace. Their grass roots approach to hip-hop filmmaking is like a breath of fresh air. We expect these guys to be the next big thing in the urban DVD genre.

Menace, directed by Take Downs Co-CEO Tim Gotti, will star the labels artists and tell its story through the use of traditional film and music video. Artists will include hip-hop heavyweights such as Bugsy, Daytona, and Snake as well as other established artists such as Def Jam/Rocafella artist, Freeway. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in July with a target release date of early November 2005.

Todd Wolfe, Take Downs President, stated, This is exactly the type of situation weve been working towards. Now, with an outlet like TriMedia to distribute our artists and projects world-wide, it will allow us to do what we do best and that is to create quality, cutting-edge urban entertainment. For more on Take Down Records, visit their website at www.takedownrecords.com.

Chris Schwartz is one of the pioneers of the hip-hop music industry. In 1989, he and his partners founded RuffHouse Records with a production and distribution deal through Columbia Records, a division of Sony. As CEO of RuffHouse, Schwartz achieved success and fame with groups such as Cypress Hill, Kris Kross, Lauryn Hill and the Fugees.

Founded in 2002, TriMedia is an international multimedia entertainment company with a focus on developing entertainment content. The company will primarily produce films and recorded music on the DVD and CD formats.

For more information, please contact:

Todd intell Wolfe
Take Down Records
intell@takedownrecords.com
(215) 222-1060 - office
(215) 222-1061 - fax




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