KOCH Gets PSYCHO+LOGICAL RECORDS

KOCH Entertainment Distribution has announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Psycho+Logical-Records. Under this agreement, KOCH is the exclusive physical and digital distributor of the label in North America.

Rapper Ron Braunstein, better known by his stage name NECRO, started Psycho+Logical-Records in 1999 at the age of 23. He released his first disc, "I Need Drugs", and sold it through a loyal staff of fans that would sell the record for a share of the profits. In 2001, when sales started to pick up, Necro struck a deal for his second album, "Gory Days". This album solidified Necro's growing fan base and his developing style of dark, raunchy lyrics over gritty hip-hop beats. The record went on to sell over 30,000 copies with no touring and very little promotion. From 2002 through 2003, Necro released a CD/DVD special edition of "Gory Days", the porno "Sexy Sluts", a compilation album and his first mixed CD. His third solo album, "The Pre-Fix For Death", released in 2004, featured the first hybrid between real hip-hop and real metal. 2005 saw the release his sex-themed album "The Sexorcist".

Expanding Psycho+Logical-Records catalog, he produced solo albums for all three MCs of the critically acclaimed underground hip-hop group NON PHIXION. These releases included his brother Ill Bill, Sabac, and Goretex. He also produced an album with hip-hop artist and hype man Mr. Hyde, and put together the "Circle of Tyrants" album, a super-group featuring Necro, Ill Bill, Mr. Hyde, and Goretex. In the following year, Psycho+Logical-Records released instrumental albums for nearly every one of the past albums Necro produced. Necro's forthcoming CD "Death Rap" will be released via KOCH this fall. Necro will also be a featured performer on this summer's Sounds of the Underground tour.

Commented Necro: "We are proud to present and be a part of the KOCH family, since KOCH is making so many moves in the indie game, basically turning the indie world into a major game and leveling the playing field. KOCH had the best situation to offer as a distribution partner so we decided to work with them. We feel they see our vision and we will fit well in their business model at retail."

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"We're very excited to be working with Psycho+Logical-Records," commented Eric Lemasters, VP Business Development for KOCH Entertainment. "As KOCH continues its domination of the urban market, Psycho+Logical and Necro's releases will complement our efforts in that genre and the added marketing crossover potential into the metal scene is a unique situation that will only add to their value."

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