Roy Brown, CEO of the Bronx based HyDra Management, LLC, and Real To Reel Film Productions, LLC has confirmed that HyDra Management has reached an agreement in principal with Select Records to distribute their newly formed Record Label HyDra Management Records world wide!
Select Records who was a major powerhouse in hip hop in the 80’s and 90’s and has several Platinum and Gold Records to their credit with artist such as “Kid n’ Play, Chubb Rock, M.O.P., UTFO, The Real Roxanne, The Jerky Boys and Many others. Fred Munao of Select and Roy Brown are finalizing the details of the deal which has been agreed to by both parties and the final agreement will be signed in the next few weeks.
Select remains a very prominent record label but for the past 10 years has been out of the Hip Hop spotlight. They have had many hits and are currently flying high with the group “Edible Red”.
The new Hip Hop label “HyDra Management/Select Records” is being headed by long time independent artist manager Roy Brown. Roy formed Onyx Management Services, LLC with several partners in 2001 and went on to sign many artists, released 7 CD’s and promoted Showcases at “The China Club”, The Copacabana, “Sob’s” The Remote Lounge, Babalu’s, The Latin Quarter and many other venues throughout the tri state area. In December of 2008, Roy left Onyx Management and formed a new company, HyDra Management Services with new Partners Simone Burkley and Tracy Denton. In a short period of time, HyDra has made a name for themselves by being involved in every aspect of the music industry from their Recording Studio in Mount Vernon, NY to their commitment to promoting unsigned artists. HyDra’s first official act after formation was to record the singles “Tipsy” and “Clap Reload” by Tha Council. Tha Council went on to perform these tracks at the Faces in the Crowd showcase competition at Rebel and won first place. This caught the attention of SRC a&r Jamal Meeks which led to many other appearances throughout the east coast.
Roy also formed a partnership with best selling author Shannon Holmes called Real to Reel Film Productions, LLC and is currently in production of their first feature film “Hard White” being shot on location in The Bronx and Mount Vernon.
HyDra Management/Select Records, LLC is the next generation of hip hop as its goal is to take hip hop back to its Rap roots by connecting with, signing and releasing records by unsigned artist, who would otherwise not be able to be heard. Their first release under their distribution deal with Select Records will be singles “Get Low & Pop” and “Monday to Friday” from their artist “Tha Council”. HyDra is also working on the soundtrack to the movie Hard White to be released in 2009. They are currently taking submissions from artists and producers for this movie project.
HyDra is currently in the planning stages for a number of initiatives geared toward promoting unsigned artists including: a Showcase series, for which the winner will win a single deal with HyDra Management/Select Record, the launching HyDra Management Radio, an Internet radio station dedicated to playing the music of unsigned artists only and HyDra TV an Internet based video show, dedicated to playing videos and doing interviews with unsigned artists.