Announces 2006 Releases, Inks New Distribution Deal
work from Del Tha Funkee Homoapien, A Plus, and Pep Love to be distributed
March 20, 2006) Hiero Imperium Records shows no sign of slowing down as it
begins its 9th year of existence. The next few months will see releases from
Hiero veterans Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Pep Love, and A Plus
as well as newcomers Shake Da Mayor and Beeda Weeda.
First up, Hiero
will be releasing a long-awaited DVD of material from founding member Del Tha
Funkee Homosapien. The DVD, titled The 11th Hour, will give fans
a rare glimpse inside the life and music of one of hip-hop’s most creative
figures with exclusive tour and day-in-the-life footage. “The DVD shows
people what I’m really about. It’s basically a reality show of my life during
the recording of my new album; dealing with the personal drama, studying music
theory, and being on the road”, explains Del.
Two more of
Hiero’s big guns have full-length albums slated for release in the coming
months. A Plus will be releasing My Last Good Deed and Pep Love
will drop his highly anticipated follow-up album to Ascension, entitled Reconstruction.
releases, Shake da Mayor and Beeda Weeda, two of Central
Cali’s rising stars, also have new albums on the horizon. Souls of
Mischief member Tajai will be releasing Shake’s Fruit of His Own Thinking
and Beeda’s Turfology 101 on his imprint, Clear Label Records.
All of Hiero’s
projects will be distributed nationally thanks to a newly inked deal with
Fontana Distribution, the nation’s premier independent music distribution
company. Domino, Hiero’s CEO, feels the partnership, “Is a good fit for
both of us because Fontana
is based on the West Coast and they understand where we’re coming from. They
bring a lot of enthusiasm to the table.”
Records is an artist owned and run label based in Oakland, California.
Since it’s inception in 1997 Hiero artists have sold over 1 million units.