Atlanta Exec Block Signs Kris Kelli, Rappers 48 Slim & Chip; Executive Producing New Ice Cube Movie

AllHipHop Staff

(AllHipHop News) Atlanta-based entrepreneur Russell "Block" Spencer is gearing up for a busy 2013, with the signing of several new artists to his Block Entertainment imprint, as well as television and film projects.

Block recently inked three new artists to his Block Entertainment imprint: Jamaican singer Kris Kelli, rapper 48 Slim and 18-year-old rapper Chip of Rebel Gang.

Kris Kelli is currently preparing a new single titled "Kingston" with MIA, which Block hopes will help build "a bridge to blend her music and culture with the States. I wanted to do something different and keep it fresh with her music. I think she is a superstar," Block told

Representing Hip-Hop for Block Entertainment in 2013 are artists 48 Slim, who Block said was reminiscent of an early 50 Cent.

"I signed him because I liked his style, his cockiness but most of all because he believed in himself," Block said of Chip of Rebel Gang. "His style is unorthodox, unlike what anyone else is doing right now."

Block has also partnered with executive Tony Draper and director Ice Cube to executive produce a new movie titled "Down By Law," which will also star Ice Cube .

Projects on the small screen in 2013 for Block Entertainment include two reality shows, as well as a media partnership with Chevy.

According to Block, "The Playa’z Club” will take a behind the scenes look at how artists utilize strip clubs to break their records and further their career, while “The Daredevils,” will focus on the lives of dirt bike stunt riders K.K. and Mike C.