has inked deals with Mid-West record label Legit Ballin Records and Northern California
Real Talk Entertainment.
Legit Ballin was founded in 1999 by Chicago rapper Twista and
is run by CEO “White Boy” James Frasier.
The label has released four albums, Legit Ballin Vol. 1,2
& 3, with installment #4, The Truth, slated for January 2006
release under the new deal.
“This was an opportunity for two strong independent entities
to come together and create a major force in the industry,” Frasier said.
“Our partnership with KOCH is just the beginning of great things to come.
‘LB’ has come to prime time with a prime situation and we will present
ourselves as the prime independent rap label to contend with.”
Real Talk Entertainment is helmed by Derrick Johnson, who launched
the label in 2003.
“I am very pleased to be on board with KOCH,” Johnson
stated. “They are a great home for our future product and I look forward
to a mutually beneficial and prosperous relationship.”
In 2006, Real Talk
will release MC Eiht’s upcoming album The New Season, a collaboration
between Layzie Bone & Young Noble titled Thug Brothers and a new
album by Brotha Lynch Hung.