Asylum Inks Deal With ColliPark Music

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 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.”