Rawkus, Naledge Team With Voxonic To Translate Single

As technology

continues to play an increasing role in the way that music is delivered to consumers,

technology Voxonic Inc. and Rawkus Records have announced that they will release

a single from rap artist, Naledge, using software which transforms voices into

foreign languages. The single will be selected from Naledge’s forthcoming

album Naledge is Power which features production from Just Blaze, 9th Wonder

and Pete Rock. “Voxonic’s ability to customize voice for web

and mobile applications has a huge appeal and is certainly a great business in

2007,” said Brian Brater, Co-founder of Rawkus Records. “We anticipate

Voxonic enabling Naledge to reach a wider audience than the typical artist can.”

Naledge, born Jabari Evans, has been selected to serve as the test client

for this new partnership and will have his entire album translated in various

languages. Through Voxonic’s technology, Naledge’s album can

be converted into more than 1,400 different languages with 99% accuracy of the

original speaker’s voice. The new partnership is expected to provide

significant exposure to audiences abroad for Rawkus, which is known for breaking

many underground Hip-Hop acts including Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Common.

“It’s exciting to see various music artists break international

barriers, which can ultimately reverse the decline of record sales," stated

Arie Deutsch, President of Voxonic Inc. “With Voxonic’s technology,

record labels, independent artists and music franchises can expect to see a steady

increase in sales.” Naledge is Power is set to hit stores

later this year.