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Little Rock, AR October 12, 2005 Official 1 Records, Little Rocks premier independent hip-hop label, has linked up with Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Le Compt of the platinum-selling alternative rock band Evanescence and Phil Tayler, front man for alternative rockers, Future Leaders of the World to produce an exclusive re-mix to Official 1 Records smash hit, Knock'em Out!

Ive never worked on a hip-hop project before. When I was approached by Minthone Washington of Official 1 Records to attempt a collaboration, I was a bit apprehensive. I listen to a wide variety of music and seek inspiration from all life experiences. Music to me is lifes purest expression no matter the form or genre and hip-hop is no different. says John Le Compt. As for the savy vocalist, Phil Tayler, he and Le Compt are great friends who share a common love for music. Tayler has experimented with rap throughout his successful career, but saves his chops for the eclectic, high-energy, brand of music his Future Leaders of the World fans crave in cult-like fashion. I was impressed when I heard Officials original release. They have a great sound and a great following, and I knew that we could add a touch of sizzle and urgency to the track.., states Tayler.

The song, Knock'em Out! is a call to action for Little Rocks World Champion Boxer, Jermain Taylor who is scheduled to meet ex-champ, Bernard Hopkins in the ring at Las Vegas luxurious Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on December 3, 2005. Taylor took the belt from Hopkins in a controversial championship fight on July 16, 2005.

There has been a lot of jaw-jabbering going on in the media, but the truth will be told on December 3, 2005., say Officials CEO, Dameon-1. He is confident that Jermain Taylor will bring the belt home again. Official 1 Records has supported Jermain Taylor throughout his amateur and professional careers. Knockem Out! is the fourth single produced by Official in support of Jermain Taylors efforts. We are excited for the Team Taylor Group and want to let them know that the entire state of Arkansas is behind them 100%, states Minthone Washington of Official 1 Records.

The anticipation for the release of the re-mixed single is growing at an exponential rate. Knockem Out! is expected to be released October 20, 2005 on the Official 1 Records label.

For more information contact: Minthone Washington at radiobizness@yahoo.com


Contact: Minthone Washington
Phone: (501) 219-9169

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