critics may have slammed Kevin "K-Fed" Federline's debut performance
as a rapper at the Teen Choice Awards, Sony BMG is taking his career serious and
has inked a deal with his Federation Records record label. The
first release under the new venture will be Federline's debut album Playing
with Fire, which is slated to hit stores Oct. 31. Federline, who recently
completed the video for "Lose Control," has also landed a role on CBS'
hit drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Federline
will portray "Cole Tritt," a troubled young man who harasses the CSI
team, as they investigate a serious of assaults in the Las Vegas area. “I’m
very excited about all of the opportunities that are being presented to me at
this time that will allow for me to grow as an artist and please my fans,”
Federline said. Federline's
debut performance during the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 20 was lambasted in the
media, with many claiming Federline doesn't have what it takes to make it as a
Federline's wife Britney Spears - who has sold over 85 million records world wide
- is an artist on Sony BMG's unit Jive.