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8/30/2005

 
You Can See Me!: WWE(R) Champion John Cena(R) & Tha Trademarc to Meet & Greet Fans at Six Best Buy Outlets

Steady Sales Continue for Cena's Debut Album, 'You Can't See Me'

Album's 2nd Single, 'Right Now,' Hits the Airwaves While Brand-New Video Breaks on Video Channels Worldwide

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- World Wresting Entertainment(R) Champion and Columbia Records recording artist John Cena and Tha Trademarc (Marc Predka) will meet and greet fans at six of the nation's Best Buy stores on Tuesdays this September and October (see schedule following). These appearances coincide with Monday Night Raw(R), where John appears every Monday night, Live, on Spike TV at 9:00EDT (see schedule following; starting 10/3 RAW will appear on USA)

John Cena has recently lensed a video for "Right Now," the latest single from You Can't See Me, shot on location at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and Cena's hometown of West Newbury, Massachusetts. One of the summer's hottest hip-hop jams, the "Right Now" video brings to life John Cena's revolutionary powder-keg of slammin' street beats and patented new school rhymes.

Cena and Tha Trademarc will travel to Italy from September 13 through the 17 to promote their debut album, You Can't See Me, and perform a live concert in Milan. Cena's Italian concert will be the artist's first since his series of triumphant performances at five club venues along the East Coast this past July.

Released in mid-May 2005, Cena's debut album, You Can't See Me, entered the Billboard Top 200 bestselling albums chart at #15 after selling a remarkable 43,000 units its first week in stores. The album remains comfortably lodged in the Top 200 and has sold more than 200,000 copies to- date.

Recorded in 2004 at Chaos and Order Basscamp Studios during Cena's rare breaks from the ring, YOU CAN'T SEE ME features 17 original tracks. Paying tribute to the classic two-man rhyming crews of the past, Cena and Tha Trademarc (Marc Predka) nimbly trade verses throughout the album. "You almost never hear a rap crew today working like EPMD or 3rd Bass," says Cena. "I wanted to bring that style back a little and get away from one MC up there doing his thing. Working this way let us attack a song from different directions and create a more dynamic flow."

The album's first single, "Bad, Bad Man," is backed by Chaos' insistent beat and respected rap legend Freddie Foxxx (a/k/a Bumpy Knuckles), who created the song's chest-pounding chorus. The video for "Bad, Bad Man" parodies the classic A-Team television show, features modern special effects and stars: John Cena as Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, Bumpy Knuckles as Sgt. Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus, Tha Trademarc as Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock, also a cameo with Different Strokes star Gary Coleman.

JOHN CENA & THA TRADEMARC
WWE RAW/BEST BUY IN-STORE APPEARANCES

Monday 9/5 WWE RAW - Gaylord Entertainment Center (Nashville, TN)

Tuesday 9/6 BEST BUY Nashville, TN
1600 Service Merchandise Blvd.
Brentwood, TN 37027

Monday 9/19 WWE RAW - Kay Yeager Coliseum (Wichita Falls, TX)

Tuesday 9/20 BEST BUY Wichita, TX
4100 Kemp Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Monday 9/26 WWE RAW - Mississippi Coast Coliseum (Biloxi, MS)

Tuesday 9/27 BEST BUY Mobile, AL
Springdale Mall
3250 Airport Blvd. #4
Mobile, AL 36606

Monday 10/3 WWE RAW - American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)

Tuesday 10/4 BEST BUY Dallas, TX
2800 N Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75074

Monday 10/10 WWE RAW - American Bank Center Arena (Corpus Christi,
TX)

Tuesday 10/11 BEST BUY Corpus Christi, TX
4717 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Monday 10/17 WWE RAW Arco Arena (Sacramento, CA)

Tuesday 10/18 BEST BUY Sacramento, CA
1236 Galleria Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678

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For more information on John Cena please go to: http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/johncena/

http://www.columbiarecords.com/

Source: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Neil Lawi, World Wrestling Entertainment, +1-203-352-1010,
neil.lawi@wwecorp.com

Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/
http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/johncena




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