Leading Washington, D.C. record
labels and artists have announced a landmark collaborative project to showcase
the Hip-Hop talent located in the nation’s capital.
In an effort to give the world a ‘panoramic’ view of the Capital City’s bustling
Hip-Hop scene, leading D.C. based imprints recently joined forces to launch the
landmark project, Joint Venture.
The collaboration features acts from Mad Power Unit Records, One Way Records,
Block Boss Entertainment and One Up Entertainment.
"My vision is to bring Hip-Hop to D.C., as Mayor Williams did with baseball.
With a field of the best players that the arena has to offer, the Joint Venture
project will put all eyes on D.C. Hip-Hop," said Tupac D. of Mad Power Unit
While Washington, D.C. has long been known for being both the cradle and the capital
of Go-Go music, its thriving underground Hip-Hop circuit has mostly gone unrecognized.
"Certainly, the goal is to establish D.C. as a mega force in the music industry
and to unite the city," added Rich Nieze, of One Up Entertainment. "One
Up has been a -part of a number of platinum and multi-platinum projects. Yet,
we always felt we were on an island — far from other people that shared the vision,
Joint Venture will feature artists from each imprint including D.E.B.O., MPU and
Tone (Mad Power Unit Records); Hots (One Up Entertainment); The Oy Boyz and The
Young Farmers (Oneway Records) and Kingpin Slim (Block Boss Entertainment).
Joint Venture is scheduled to hit stores in March 2006.