GET BUSY COMMITTEE'S SELF-RELEASED UZI DOES IT AVAILABLE FOR FREE, OR IN COLLECTIBLE UZI-SHAPED USB FORMAT
Former major-label rappers self-release using Topspin, INgrooves, and independent promotion
Half Get Busy Committee's new album Uzi Does It made available for free to anyone who shares with friends, album sold as an inexpensive digital download, CD, or Uzi-shaped 2GB USB flash memory drive on October 27th, available at iTunes, Amazon, etc on November 10th.
Los Angeles, CA (October 27th, 2009) - Hip hop group Get Busy Committee have released "the hip hop album of the year", Uzi Does It, in an innovative way, giving away half the record for free to anyone who shares the record on their blog, MySpace, Twitter, or Facebook, and are selling the album in a variety of innovative formats, starting with a 2GB flash memory drive in the shape of an Uzi submachine gun (gun will be introductory-priced at $20). Starting on November 10th, the album will be aggressively priced less than $6 at digital retailers worldwide including iTunes and Amazon.
Get Busy Committee features Ryu (Styles of Beyond, Demigodz) and Apathy (Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs). Tracks are produced by Apathy as well as rapper and super-producer Scoop Deville, known for his work recently with Snoop Dogg, The Game, Clipse, and many others. Scoop, who is the son of rapper Kid Frost, also lends verses to half the songs on the album.
Download the album and get the flash drive from http://GetBusyCommittee.com, an innovative Web site which features not only direct sales but also tight integrations with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube, encouraging fans to share their thoughts, photos, and videos regarding Get Busy Committee. The Web site also contains a special section for DJs to download acapellas versions of the singles for remixing as well as clean versions of the songs for college radio DJs.
"Remember the first time you heard the first Guns n Roses record? That's what this is like." - Apathy
"Uzi Does It is the hip hop album of the year, it's no wonder GBC is making so much noise without the help of a major label." - Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park
"For real this album is so good." - Rob Dyrdek
"Get Busy Committee is a great example of how a band can creatively use the power of the MySpace platform to market their music and lifestyle, engaging a savvy music audience." - Courtney Holt, President, MySpace Music
"INgrooves is proud to be working with Get Busy Committee's fantastic new release that is sure to connect with legions of passionate music fans. I am certain our various retail and promotional partners around the world will be eager to share it with their customers." - Robb McDaniels, President and CEO, INgrooves
"We're making sure we connect with anyone interested in Get Busy Committee, giving them incentive and simple ways to share with others, and allowing them to buy the music in unique, collectible, valuable formats which flow from the creativity of the artists." - Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin
"Selling records is just like selling houses. Or at least I hope it is." - Dutch Markgraf, Manager, Get Busy Committee