Indie hip-hop label Babygrande Records has inked
a multi-year distribution with Koch Entertainment. The label was founded by
Chuck Wilson, the former A&R executive at Priority Records. Babygrande is
preparing to release albums by Jedi Mind Tricks, The Mountain Brothers and Canibus.
"While most major labels are downsizing
and consolidating, Koch is enjoying astonishing growth," Wilson told AllHipHop.com.
"We are delighted to have them as our distribution partner and look forward
to releasing real hip-hop."
Wilson is also behind an upcoming the upcoming
MGM urban comedy, "Soul Plane." The movie is described as as an urban
version of "Airplane." Wilson says he plans to create a "unique
conceptual connectivity between music and movies, with soundtracks to be released
"We don’t have the quarterly financial pressures
that major labels face and we don’t have to rely on the traditional, over-priced
marketing and promotion tools to sell records which is the essence of being
independent," Wilson continued. "This gives our roster of uniquely
talented artists extraordinary freedom and the potential for far greater economic