D-Lo Entertainment teams up with Imperial/EMI’s Independent Urban Division to release Rasheeda’s new album, Dat Type of Gurl

April 24, 2007 at 2:20 am | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment

Rasheeda, the famous female MC hailing from
Atlanta, Georgia has been cranking out hits since the early 90s.  As a teenager while her friends were transitioning from Barbie dolls to make-up, Rasheeda was busy writing rhymes and perfecting her craft as an MC.  Rasheeda has always ruled as the Queen of Crunk but she has also established herself as one of the sexiest women in hip hop.  Her latest album Dat Type of Gurl includes her new single, “My Bubblegum” and it is quickly climbing up the charts.

 A native of
Decatur, Illinois, Rasheeda started out as a member of the teenage hip hop trio Da Kaperz. When she decided to launch her solo career she was snatched up by Motown Records and she released her solo, debut album Dirty South in 2001.  The album contained the dirty south anthem, “Do It (Do Da Damn Thang)” with Pastor Troy.  Her follow up was 2002’s A Ghetto Dream released on the
Atlanta based D-Lo Entertainment label.  That album featured collaborations with the superstars of crunk, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz and secured Rasheeda’s place as one of most talented rap artist in the game.  Georgia Peach, was her third successful album containing the critically acclaimed singles, “Vibrate” featuring Petey Pablo and “Rocked Away” with Lil Scrappy. 

Her latest endeavor Dat Type of Gurl has guest appearances from multiplatinum crooner, Akon and southern favorites, Baby, Jazze Pha and Fabo of D4L.  Rasheeda has grown as an artist, person and young woman and she can’t wait to let the world know everything that she has been going through with her latest hip hop masterpiece.  

Rasheeda has also remained with D-Lo Entertainment and Dat Type of Gurl will be released through that entertainment entity.  Imperial Music will provide marketing, publicity, on-line and radio promotions for the project.  Rasheeda says, “I’m extremely excited about D-Lo Entertainment and Imperial teaming up on my project.  I finally feel like, together, we will be able to fill the void with what’s been missing.”  Her new album is the next chapter in Rasheeda’s exciting career as a rap artist.  “I feel really good about my new project and confident with who I am and what I have accomplished over the last couple of years.”  

Kirk Frost, of D-Lo Entertainment explains why Dat Type of Gurl is destined to be a groundbreaking hip-hop album, “I’m looking forward to teaming up with Imperial on this project.  D-Lo has been working hard on breaking Rasheeda over the last couple of years and now with Imperial on board we will be able to take Rasheeda and D-Lo to another level.”   

Jacob York of D-Lo Entertainment/York Records, continues, “Having cultivated and or launched the careers of such female rappers as Lil Kim, Gansta Boo and Charlie Baltimore and now working with Rasheeda I believe she is the next big thing!”    

Neil Levine, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Imperial adds, “Rasheeda has a star quality with great, catchy records.  We’re looking forward to putting out a record with one of the best female rappers out right now.  ‘Bubblegum’ could be the female summertime anthem.”     

Rasheeda is ready to represent as the strong, missing, female voice that hip hop seems to be lacking right now.  With the catchy, chorus of “My Bubblegum” receiving tons of radio airplay throughout the south and a video being shot this month, Rasheeda the Georgia Peach will prove she is just Dat Type of Gurl!   

About ImperialImperial Records is EMI’s independent, urban label division that was originally established in 1948 on the West Coast.  The small label grew to become one of the giants of rock n’ roll and R&B music with groundbreaking artist such as, Slim Whitman, Fats Domino and Ricky Nelson.  The label continued to make an impact on both genres of music with release by iconic artist,
Cher and the legendary Temptations. 

Imperial was re-launched in 2006 when entrepreneur and music industry veteran, Neil Levine joined Imperial to establish a unit focused on the independent, urban music market.  Imperial is a full service, label group specializing in artist, brand development, releasing critically acclaimed albums from Fat Joe, Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Jin, and Anthony Hamilton (previously unreleased tracks).   


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