member Mack 10 has been named an executive at the newly formed Melee Recordings.
post at the new West coast-based label, Mack 10 will be responsible for signing
artists to his own Hoo Bangin' Records. He will also take on the task of scouting
new talent for the more mainstream division of Melee."I'm
very excited to join forces with Bryan once again, this time as an executive,"
Mack 10 said. "We both have years of experience in this music game. The
streets of L.A. are full of talent ready to explode, and the West is ready to
come back hard. Hoo Bangin' and Melee will be the perfect structure to put the
‘Left Coast’ back on the map in a major way.”Melee
Recordings is headed up by fellow industry vet Bryan Turner, founder Priority
Records. As the founder of Priority, Turner is credited with putting artists such
as Eazy-E, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Master P and No Limit Records, and Mack 10 on the
music industry’s radar. "Mack
has shown his business acumen since his days with Priority Records and later with
Cash Money Records,” Turned commented. “He'll
be a great executive and I will completely support his efforts,” Turner said
of Mack 10.Mack
10 first signed a record deal with Priority in 1995 when he was introduced to
Turner by his mentor, Ice Cube.