Hip Hop has been a popular choice for ringtones and ringbacks, and it has been a leading genre of full-length downloads of songs and even videos. And now a new player is on the block, as Hudson Entertainment has announced an exclusive deal with Good Hands Records, which will include recent and upcoming releases from the indie hip hop label including Killa Priest’s new album The Offering (due August 2007), and Camp Lo’s Black Hollywood. Catalog tracks include Reef the Lost Cauze and Chief Kamachi & the Juju Mob.
This deal will give Hudson Entertainment the right to distribute the full-length tracks and music videos as well as ringtones and ringbacks. Hudson, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, has similar deals with Death Row Records, TVT Records and Gangsta Advisory Recordingz. Additionally, Hudson has an exclusive partnership with hip hop magazine The Source, which provides a mix of music and other mobile content.
“This deal with Good Hands is yet another example of Hudson’s ever-expanding hip-hop catalog for mobile phones,” said John Greiner, President and CEO of Hudson Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be bringing these amazing artists to a new medium and look forward to working with Good Hands to do so.”