Fontana Inks A Deal With Rap-A-Lot
May 17, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
FONTANA, the independent distribution arm of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with RAP-A-LOT RECORDS, it was announced today by FONTANA Pres. RON SPAULDING and RAP-A-LOT Founder JAMES SMITH (a.k.a. J. PRINCE).
RAP-A-LOT RECORDS was created in HOUSTON in 1986, putting the SOUTH on the hip-hop map with its most famous act, THE GETO BOYS.
"I have been doing business with JAMES PRINCE and RAP-A-LOT for a long time and it is an honor to welcome his entire team to FONTANA. JAMES is a true music visionary and has established RAP-A-LOT as one of the great pioneers of southern hip-hop, a true original," said SPAULDING. "And as they approach their well-earned milestone of 25 years in the industry, FONTANA is thrilled to embrace their innovation, rich catalog and talented artists as we play a role in the next exciting chapter of their history."
"I am excited about RAP-A-LOT RECORDS' new journey and the opportunity to work with JIM URIE (Pres./CEO, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION) and RON, two music executives that I have the utmost respect for," added J PRINCE. "I believe in the UNIVERSAL/FONTANA system and I look forward to having the RAP-A-LOT brand be a part of the #1 music company."