Asylum Records has
announced a multi-faceted marketing and distribution deal with ColliPark Music,
helmed by Mr. ColliPark, formerly known as DJ Smurf.
Mr. ColliPark, born Michael Crooms, signed Ying Yang Twins in
1997 and guided them throughout their career.
Mr. ColliPark also produced two of the Ying Yang Twins biggest
singles: “Say I Yi Yi,” and “Wait (The Whisper Song).”
“’Wait (The Whisper Song)’ was the first song featuring
whispering as a musical concept,” Mr. ColliPark told AllHipHop.com in
a statement. “People think that ‘Wait’ limits the concept of whispering
to the Ying Yang Twins, but we will show that it can be used in many different
The first two releases from the label come from Griffin, Georgia
bred rapper HomeBwoi and the six-man collective, KadaLack Boyz.
"ColliPark has a proven track record of success with hit
artists from Atlanta’s vibrant urban music scene,” Asylum President Todd
Moscowitz said. “I’m excited about working with DJ Smurf to further develop
and support Kadalack Boyz and Homebwoi as well as collaborate on future projects."
In addition to
hits for the Ying Yang Twins, Mr. ColliPark has produced BG’s current
single “Where Da At” and David Banner’s “Play.”