Cool and Dre Ink Deal To Release Miami Rapper Joe Hound

After producing a string of hits for a bevy of artists including Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and others, production duo Cool & Dre announced a deal with Skeleton Key Entertainment to release music from their label imprint Epidemic Music.

Through the new arrangement, the Miami based producers will release their latest discovery, Joe Hound.

"He [Joe Hound] has the potential to be at the forefront of a musical movement for Miami," said Andre "Dre" Lyon. "We believe that the industry is changing and that the best way to introduce Joe to the masses is through an independent company like Skeleton Key that understands our vision and supports what we are trying to achieve."

While independent, Skeleton Key Entertainment is the mainstream entertainment division of the multi-media holding company, Mega Media Group, Inc.

The new partnership will give Cool & Dre's imprint instant access to the media company's range of services, which include talent management, music publishing, recording, music production and distribution, video production/distribution and radio broadcasting.

The production team will also work with a variety artist's in the upcoming months.

As previously reported, Cool and Dre are currently working with UGK as the group prepares their seventh album, U.G.K. Underground Kingz.

In addition to UGK, Cool and Dre have penned in studio time to produce new music by Young Jeezy, R&B recording artist Joe and rapper Eve.

In related news, Cool and Dre now restaurateurs as co-owners of the trendy eatery 510 Ocean.

"It's the only black-owned restaurant on the beach," Dre told "It's sitting right there on Ocean Drive. It's cool. Myself, Big Boi from Outkast, Lil' Jon and T.J. Duckett from the Atlanta Falcons [are co-owners] too. We've got a really nice, sexy spot right there on the beach."