Block Ent. Inks Deal With Bad Boy, New Albums From Yung Jock, Jody Breeze On The Way

Russell "Block"

Spencer, CEO of Block Enterprises, recently inked a multimillion dollar label

deal with Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment and Warner

Music Group (WMG).

"When Block

and I first met, I realized he had an ear for the streets of the South,"

Diddy told in a press release. "Block brought us his first

group, Boyz N Da Hood, and showed his knowledge of the sound of Atlanta and

the South."

Ultimately, the

success of Hip-Hop power group Boyz N Da Hood helped introduce Block Entertainment

to the mainstream while Block helped guide the catapulting career of rapper

Young Jeezy.

In 2000, Block,

an Atlanta native, founded Sho Nuff Records with Jazze Pha and shortly after

served as president of the pioneering Houston-based independent label, Suave


Block has managed

projects for Ciara, Tela, 8Ball & MJG and Crime Boss.

Shortly after his

time with Suave House, Block became head of A&R forNoontime Records.

As Bad Boy South

continues to nourish its alliance with Block Entertainment, the two labels plan

to release new music from Boyz N Da Hood, as well as solo albums from rappers

Yung Joc, Big Gee, Jody Breeze and rock n' soul artist Jill Rock Jones.