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Roy Jones Jr. Signs Atlanta Rapper Bone Crusher, New Projects From Trick Daddy, Choppa

Bone Crusher is

mostly known for his fearlessness and Crunk classics like "Never Scared,"

but the Atlanta rapper has a fan in Roy Jones, Jr., who recently signed the

rapper to a one-album deal.

The album, titled

Release the Beast, will hit stores July 18 via Jones’ Body Head Entertainment.

"It surprised

me, because I didn’t know Bone Crusher could rap that good," Jones told

AllHipHop.com. "Oh my god, he’s got mad flow. He’s deadly. I heard his

music, but I didn’t know. On this album, there’s not a bad song on there."

Jones and Body

Head have also teamed with 845 Entertainment to release projects by Trick Daddy,

Choppa (formerly of No Limit), Rush, VI.com, Swellz and 3D, a rap group comprised

of Jones’ two sons and their cousin.

845 is headed by

Greg Miller and Jarred Weisfeld, the former manager of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and

Bizzy Bone. The company’s roster includes Bizzy Bone, Pastor Troy, Lil J and

Trina.

"We got a

wonderful joint venture. I can’t wait to get going. Jarred and them got their

stuff together," said Jones, who has another solo album slated for a late

2006 release date. "BodyHead/845, we got the Bone Crusher album coming

out, the Trick [Daddy] DVD, we got Boneface on the way. We got a couple things

poppin’ off. We on the grind now."

Weisfeld added,

"Roy’s vision, together with our imagination, will bring the world powerful

content that will make us a premiere entertainment company."

Trick Daddy’s DVD

The Real Entourage, due June 26, follows the rapper and his crew as they

careen through the urban streets of America. Choppa’s as-yet- untitled LP hits

stores on July 18.

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