(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Hit making duo Trackboyz have entered into an exclusive label deal with the Island Def Jam Music Group. The St. Louis based Trackboyz, comprised of Mark "Tar Boy" Williams and Joe "Capo" Kent, have been responsible for hit singles from acts such as Nelly (Airforce Ones), Nappy Roots (Po' Folks), D-12, and J-Kwon, who's Tipsy, is currently the # 3 single in the country. Additionally, Trackboyz have recently collaborated with Robin Gibb formerly of the BeeGees.
"LA Reid believes in creativity and true artistry," stated Mark "Tar Boy" Williams. "It's inspiring to have a company such as Island Def Jam behind us."
"We're committed to pushing the envelope and making bigger and better hits in every genre of music," added Joe "Capo" Kent. "We're bringing that St. Louis sound to Island Def Jam."
"Trackboyz already have an amazing and proven track record," commented Antonio "LA" Reid, chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group. "They have a unique style and are naturals at creating hits and cultivating talent. I look forward to the music they are going to bring to Island Def Jam."
Def Jam Music Group President Kevin Liles added, "The Trackboyz adds a new energy and new blood to the Def Jam Music Group family. Our partnership with Trackboyz continues our commitment to innovative hip-hop."
The duo will produce acts for their own Trackboyz Entertainment as well as artists signed directly to IDJ. The first artist on Trackboyz Entertainment/IDJ will be St. Louis based, female hip-hop artist Ebonny Eyes. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen