Quitting the Band - LOS

While it seems most MCs claim they were writing rhymes in the womb, Liberty Heights native LOS confesses that he “got into music late.” Until he was 18, LOS' primary passion was basketball. But the murder of his father, a basketball coach at a high school LOS had planned on transferring to, led the teenager to another school—and down another career path. “That's where I found music, because every day at lunch, dudes would be spittin', freestylin', battlin',” he says.

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Boyz N Da Hood are back with "Back Up N Da Chevy"!

Block Ent./Bad Boy South recording group Boyz N Da Hood has announced the release of their new album, “BACK UP N DA CHEVY.” The ATL-based rap crew’s eagerly awaited second collection – which features the banging hit single, “Everybody Know Me” – lands in stores and online today.

Handpicked and formed some three years ago by Block Ent. CEO Russell ‘Block’ Spencer, Boyz N Da Hood earned instant stripes for its raw-edged recasting of classic gangsta rap. “I wanted to create something aggressive and hard-hitting,” says Block, “a group that could step up the game for the entire Block Ent. movement.”

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Block Ent. taking over the summer

With 3 albums scheduled to be released within 3 months Block Ent. continues to prove themselves as “True Hustlas”. Yung Joc will be the first artist to set off this chain of releases with is highly anticipated sophomore album “Hustlenomics” (July 31st). Next in line is Boyz N Da Hood with their much awaited follow up album “Back Up In Da Chevy” that's sure to be even hotter than the first. And 3rd in this chain off releases is Boyz N Da Hood's newest member Gorilla Zoe, who's hit single “Hood N*gga” has audiences curious about his debut album “Welcome To The Zoo” (Sep 25th).

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Block: The East Sida Chevy Rida

Russell “Block” Spencer is the definition of a hustler. He has his hands on many positions in today's Hip-Hop; CEO of Block Entertainment, President of Bad Boy South, 1/3 owner of Sho Nuff Records, and is the ear to the streets to two of the industry's most important executives Lyor Cohn and Kevin Liles. Block takes time with WordofSouth.com to give us updates on his movement.

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Block Enterprises, Bad Boy South partner for new mixtape with DJ Drama

Together with The Aphilliates and DJ Drama, Russell “Block” Spencer of Atlanta-based Block Enterprises will soon release a new mixtape featuring some of the South's most promising talent.
American Gangsta: Gangsta Grillz Special Edition will include tracks from the latest Boyz N Da Hood album, Back Up N Da Chevy.

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Block Ent and DJ Drama team up for “American Gangsta" mixtape

Block Enterprises Russell “Block” Spencer has teamed up with The Aphilliates and DJ Drama for the Hottest Mixtape to come out of the South, “American Gangsta: Gangsta Grillz Special Edition.”

“American Gangsta” is the first release from Atlanta-based Block Enterprises' renewed joint venture with Diddy's Bad Boy South Records and will introduce the newest Block Enterprises signing, Gorilla Zoe. Zoe, the newest member of Boyz N Da Hood, makes his Block Enterprises debut on “American Gangsta” with a self-titled track featuring the man himself, Russell “Block” Spencer.

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JC - New artist to Block Ent/Bad Boy South

The voice of Justin “JC” Crowder offers music lovers all over the world a distinctive, soulful R&B sound. The 21-year-old, Nashville, Tennessee native captivates audiences not only during live performances; but also, with his debut independent album, “All of Me”. JC, nicknamed Lotto by Yung Joc, is the newest member of the elite Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South family.

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Yung Joc: Year in review

“Setting the pace is key. You can last longer if you set the pace.” – Yung Joc on longevity

Numbers don't lie. And in a year where some of your favorite emcees likes Ludacris and Busta Rhymes failed to make the soundscan grade, Atlanta born newcomer Yung Joc managed to sell over 800,000 units of his debut LP, New Joc City.

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Yung Joc goes from Hip-Hop Nobody to Grammy nominee

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Yung Joc is set to put the cap on a year that saw him rise up from the streets of Atlanta to the platinum heights of hip-hop stardom.

Among the recent highlights is the news of Yung Joc's first-ever Grammy Awards nomination. The ATL-based rapper – whose debut album, “NEW JOC CITY,” premiered in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts this past spring – got the nod for “Best Rap Song,” honoring his #1 smash, “It's Goin' Down.” The 49th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on “Grammy Sunday,” February 11th, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Bad Boy takes another spin around the Block

Block Enterprises and Bad Boy South have renewed their highly successful joint venture, it was announced today by Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs and Russell “Block” Spencer.

The Atlanta-based Block Enterprises and Bad Boy South first joined forces for the 2005 release of the hit debut album from Boyz N Da Hood, which premiered at #1 on both Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts, while entering the Billboard 200 at #5.

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The Raw Report - The Jocumentary

New dvd from The Raw Report.

From the streets of Atlanta to the red carpet of the BET Awards “It’s Going Down”. Follow Young Joc as he shows you the pain of his past, the state of his present, and the promise of his future. The Raw Report in conjunction with Bad Boy South and Block Entertainment proudly present Young Joc: The Jocumentary. Guest appearances from Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Jim Jones, Kevin Liles, Rick Ross, Paul Wall, and many more.

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New Yung Joc album in Christmas?

Yung Joc said his debut LP, New Joc City, is doing so well, he might drop a second album before 2006 is over. And Warner Music executives are all for it.

”[Warner Music Executive Vice President] Kevin Liles “Setting the pace is key. You can last longer if you set the pace.” — Yung Joc wants a Christmas release for real,” Joc said. “It’s crazy. You never know what could happen. Setting the pace is key. You can last longer if you set the pace.”

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Rapper Yung Joc interviews with WASU

That's right. It did go down. On Aug. 25, Block Entertainment and Bad Boy South/Warner Brothers Music Group recording artist, Yung Joc, fell through to show some love on ASU's radio station WASU 92.7.

Yung Joc, born Jasiel Robinson, was raised in Atlanta, Ga. The College Park/SWATS bred MC has made a name for himself and is steadily rising as one of Hip-Hop's hottest artists.

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Joc is co-owner of Block Entertainment

“I want people to know I'm a force to be reckoned with. When I come, your ass better be ready,” declares a confident Yung Joc. But then, when you have Tom Cruise doing your dance on 106 & Park and your ringtone downloads double platinum, you can be fairly confident you've already whupped a certain amount of ass.

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Yung Joc continues quick rise to the top with the help of Block and Diddy's Bad Boy South

Hip Hop Front found an interesting article on Young Jos's rise in the rap game. The article/interview below shows Russell “Block” Spencer's and Diddy's influence on helping Young Joc get to where he is today, with a great album in stores and in the media.

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Official Myspace of Block Entertainment

Remember to visit Block Entertainments new MySpace page to see news about Block and Bad Boy South.

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The Hood 2 Hood Talent Search Reality Show

The Hood 2 Hood Talent Search Reality Show is hosted by Block Enterpise/Bad Boy South’s A&R, Big Duke of Boyz N Da Hood and Dallas Based D-Town Records(Eieg, LLC) will be the Host Label for Texas and DTR’s CMC Custom Made Click featuring LG3 will be the featured Artist. D-Town Records(Eieg, LLC) responsibilities will be to showcase some of Texas hottest artist that haven’t signed with a Label and give them a chance to get some major exposure. Nate Edwards CEO/Founder of D-Town Records has put into place a D-Town team to be recond with. I want this show to be flawless states Nate Edwards, D-town Records CEO/Founder.

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Bad Boy South President 'Block' hosting Block

Block Entertainment, in conjunction with Atlanta's V-103, is set to host a series of block parties this summer, organized by Bad Boy South’s President, Russell “Block” Spencer.

A total of four Summer Block Parties will be held every two weeks with the first one taken place today (June 21) from 2pm-8pm.

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Yung Joc #1 Hip-Hop Album

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Yung Joc has scored the ..1 spot on Billboards Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts with his debut set, NEW JOC CITY. The album also debuted in the ..3 spot on the Billboard 200.

NEW JOC CITY features the smash single, Its Goin Down, which is now in its fifth consecutive week at ..1 at Urban radio nationwide, and its second week at ..1 at CHR/Rhythmic stations. The companion video for Its Goin Down is the ..1 most-played video on BET, where Yung Joc is a Rated Next artist, as well as in Big Ten rotation on MTV and Elite 8 rotation on MTV2.

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Young Joc Aka Mr. C.E.O.

With the success of his first single “It’s Goin’ Down,” Atlanta rapper Yung Joc is riding high as an artist.

But the Block Entertainment/Bad Boy lyricist is not resting as he expands his resume with his new role as president of Mastermind Music, a new label he created with his friend Chino Dollar.

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Russell "Block" Spencer interview

Atlanta native Russell “Block” Spencer is credited for guiding Young Jeezy and Boyz N Da Hood to stardom. As part owner of Sho’ Nuff Records, President of Bad Boy South and CEO of his own label Block Ent. the year ahead promises even more hits for Spencer, this week’s Player to Watch.

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Bad Boy South information

Bad Boy South's president, Block, takes time out from running three different labels to speak on choosing between Dr. Dre and Diddy, getting Bruce Willis on a rap record and all the crazy rumors surrounding the future of Boyz N Da Hood.

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Block Ent/Bad Boy South newcomer Yung Joc talks

Block Enterprises/Bad Boy South artist Yung Joc is currently enjoying a huge buzz throughout Atlanta over his first single “It’s Going Down.” SOHH recently had the opportunity to chop it up exclusively with the young rapper about his newfound fame and his upcoming album.

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Bad Boy buys into Block Entertainment

Actually inked on December 10th, 2005, a contractual deal will see Bad Boy Entertainment releasing new Block Entertainment albums from rap newcomer Yung Joc, as well as Boyz N Da Hood members Jody Breeze and Big Gee.

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Another new signing to Bad Boy South

Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs and Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South prepare to release the four member boy group, FINAL DRAFT, already blowing up the scene in Atlanta with their debut single ‘What is Luv’ produced by Sam Salter.

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