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8/18/2005

 
BlingTones(TM) Presents Crunk Golf

Introducing Lil Jon Phone-Only Golf Game

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BlingTones(TM) (http://www.blingtones.net/) -- the world's first wireless record label and premier destination for mobile content -- will launch an exclusive phone only golf game featuring an animated "King Of Crunk" Lil Jon aiming for a hole in one and sporting his best golf threads. Instead of the usual suburban country club settings, the Crunk Golf game will take place in urban settings in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Lil Jon's hometown Atlanta. Four unique courses will be designed to each respective city: New York City's course will feature Lil Jon tee-ing off a building rooftop, while Miami will feature his crunk majesty playing golf in the middle of the beach while bikini clad women tan; he will also tee-off on the movie lots and expressways in Los Angeles, and take his best crunk swing in hood-rich Atlanta.

Crunk Golf is an extension of the partnership between BlingTones and multi-platinum hip-hop artist / producer Lil Jon. He signed an exclusive partnership with BlingTones in April to create and market exclusive Lil Jon produced songs (ringtones), images, screensavers, and his famously shouted sayings for voice-ringers and ringbacks. As Billboard's Producer of the Year in 2004, Lil Jon and his crunk sound defined hip-hop with chart-topping songs, including Usher's #1 smash hit "Yeah!" and Ciara's breakthrough #1 hit "Goodies." His current album Crunk Juice is triple platinum.

BlingTones -- a division of Lagardere Active North America (LANA) -- launched in September of 2004 as the world's first wireless record label and has sold over 4 million downloads in that time. As the popularity of ringtones soar, BlingTones represents the next level in the ringtone phenomenon, bringing exclusive and original content to cellphone users including music, wallpaper, voice ringers, ringbacks, images, video, etc. Cellphone carriers T-Mobile, Sprint, Cingular/ATTW, Nextel, and Boost Mobile all carry BlingTones, which range in price from $1.99 - $2.99 depending on the carrier.

BlingTones has signed producers and artists to create original, exclusive music for cellphones. The roster includes: Lil Jon (exclusive ringtones, ringbacks and wallpaper from Billboard's Producer of 2004), Q-Tip, Denuan Porter (D-12's Kon Artis/producer for Eminem), Rockwilder (Missy Elliot, Jay- Z, DMX), Salaam Remi (Nas), Hi-Tek (Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Snoop Dogg), All- Star (Gerald Levert, Luther Vandross), Doug E. Fresh, Dre and Vidal (Usher, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige), Scram Jones (Lloyd Banks, Mariah Carey), and many more. "Rep Your Hood" ringtones are an exciting ringtone offering that allows cellphone users to represent their city of choice through exclusive wallpapers and ringtones, each tailored to a specific city, from "Money Makin' Manhattan" to "Hotlanta" and more. The "Rep Your Hood" ringtones are mixed by award winning DJ J. Period and are available for over 15 cities and regions in the country.

LANA, the new media subsidiary of Lagardere SCA, which launched U.S. operations in January 2004, creates branded and original content for cellphone subscribers. In addition to BlingTones, LANA recently announced Barrio Mobile(TM), a sister brand serving the urban Latin community by providing cellphone users with exclusive ringtones in popular Latin genres ranging from reggaeton and Hip-Hop Latino to Dance and Rock en Espanol. LANA, in collaboration with sister company Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., is a leading special interest magazine publisher and has also launched Car and Driver Mobile, ELLE Girl Mobile and American Photo Mobile based on Hachette's successful brands.

Source: BlingTones

CONTACT: Press Contacts - Simone Smalls, simone@susanblondinc.com, or
Tamar Juda, tamarj@susanblondinc.com, both of Susan Blond, Inc.,
+1-212-333-7728 x118 for BlingTones

Web site: http://www.blingtones.net/




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