COLLIPARK MUSIC & MALACO RECORDS TO SET URBAN MUSIC SCENE ABLAZE WITH TREAL LEE & PRINCE RICK SUCCESS
Independent music powerhouse, Malaco Records, in partnership with ColliPark Music, are excited to announce that their collaborative efforts moved more than 100,000 digital downloads of Treal Lee and Prince Rick’s street/club smash “Throwed Off (F### Everybody)” through a strong digital promotion.
For over two decades, BMI Award Winning and Grammy Nominated Producer, Mr. Collipark, has been considered one of the major forces in the evolution of the southern sound in the hip hop landscape. Prior to venturing behind the boards, the Orlando native was a turntable assassin and recording artist known as DJ SMURF who understood the art of connecting with the audience.
“I try to give the people what they want,” he explains. “I was a DJ before all of this. I was an artist who put out four albums before all of this. I was a producer before it all…so I’m a fan of my gut. And my gut is affected by stuff that has never been done. Once I see something that’s never been done, I go hard.”
In 1999, he transitioned his production talent to an executive position and launched Collipark Music. The upstart label’s first splash onto the regional music scene was Ying Yang Twins’ 1999 debut single “Whistle While You Twurk” and the duo’s debut album Thug Walkin’ a year later. Before it was all said and done, the duo racked up two platinum albums and more hits. In 2007, Collipark signed then-child rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em, whose 2007 hit single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and 2007 debut album Souljaboytellem.com reached platinum sales. Collipark has continued to expand his production credits by working with some of the biggest names in music such as: Nicole Scherzinger, Jamie Foxx, and Pitbull to name a few. Collipark is responsible for the new line dance craze with his production featured on the song, “Wobble”, by V.I.C.
As Collipark continues to be an innovator and trendsetter, he is excited about the infinite possibilities that the partnership with Malaco Records will yield.
“Malaco Records and Collipark Music formed this unique partnership over a year and a half ago. Our first release, Treal Lee and Prince Rick, was signed to a major label. They were shelved and later dropped. Malaco Records not only embraced his vision, but worked to make sure Treal Lee and Prince Rick were positioned properly to be a touring artist. I am glad to be partners with a company that allows the artist to have creative control, but a major input in their business. We are changing the way people view independent releases,” says Mr. Collipark
” As Mr. Collipark is one of the most sought after producers in the music industry, Malaco Records is honored to engage in a partnership with ColliPark Music.The success of Treal Lee and Prince Rick is a sign of great milestones to come. With Collipark’s past accomplishments and his recent success with Treal Lee and Prince Rick, we are looking forward to a successful future,” says Tommy Couch, Jr.-President of Malaco Records
“Mr. Collipark is one of the most talented and business minded producers in the business. As the dynamics of the music industry are constantly changing, we are happy to be in partnership with a brand that understands that through creative marketing and promotional strategies artists can continue to impact the market place. As our partnership with ColliPark Music continues to flourish, we are looking forward to leading the evolution of independent music releases,” says Lionel Ridenour, Executive Director of Malaco Records’ urban division.
ABOUT MALACO RECORDS
Founded by creative visionaries Tommy Couch Sr., Mitchell Malouf, and Wolf Stephenson, Independent Music Powerhouse, Malaco Music Group, has been making and marketing definitive southern soul, blues, and gospel music since 1968. The Malaco Music Group takes original music from concept to consumer.Malaco is home to a number of notable partnerships that have included multi-platinum Grammy award-winning recording artists BeBe & CeCe Winans label, B & C Records, Grammy Award winning producer, Warryn Campbell’s My Block Records that produced Grammy Nominated Recording Artist, Kelly Price ,a partnership with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records that produced breakout artist, Dondria, gospel great Maurette Brown-Clarke, Grammy Award Nominated R&B vocalist and songwriter Kelly Price, and partnership with Grammy and ASCAP Award winning NeWFAM Records recording artist, Q Parker of 112 . Malaco also retains ownership of a catalog of thousands of popular original recordings and song copyrights. In addition to serving as a leading independent music label, Malaco Music Group is also comprised of recording studios, music publishing companies, direct marketing operations, and distribution services.