KOCH Announces Deals With Legit Ballin', Real Talk Ent.
Legit Ballin was founded in 1999 by Chicago rapper Twista and is run by CEO “White Boy” James Frasier.
The label has released four albums, Legit Ballin Vol. 1,2 & 3, with installment #4, The Truth, slated for January 2006 release under the new deal.
“This was an opportunity for two strong independent entities to come together and create a major force in the industry,” Frasier said. “Our partnership with KOCH is just the beginning of great things to come. ‘LB’ has come to prime time with a prime situation and we will present ourselves as the prime independent rap label to contend with.”
Real Talk Entertainment is helmed by Derrick Johnson, who launched the label in 2003.
“I am very pleased to be on board with KOCH,” Johnson stated. “They are a great home for our future product and I look forward to a mutually beneficial and prosperous relationship.”
In 2006, Real Talk will release MC Eiht’s upcoming album The New Season, a collaboration between Layzie Bone & Young Noble titled Thug Brothers and a new album by Brotha Lynch Hung.