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Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ValCom, Inc. (VLCO.PK) announced today that it is collaborating with Hip-Hop legend Young MC to release a new version of one of The Platters greatest hits.
The song will be released as a single and will capitalize on Young MC's talents as a lyricist and musician to produce a "fresh and funky" interpretation of the hit song. The single will be produced by music industry veteran
Joel Wertman, who is credited with marketing multiple music artists including
No Doubt, The Goo Goo Dolls, and
"We're thrilled to be working with a respected musical talent like Young MC," stated
Vince Vellardita, President and CEO of ValCom. "This is a key piece in our business plan to expand revenue streams, monetize our library, and increase shareholder value."
ValCom has already released a rare single by
Ike and Tina Turner on iTunes. The goal for the company is to release 50 songs on iTunes and 2 albums by the end of the year utilizing content from the company's library.
Marvin Young (aka Young MC) is best known for his platinum certified hit "Bust a Move" (which sold over 1 million units). He began rapping at the age of 10 and continued honing his skills until he was signed to Delicious Vinyl in 1987 during his junior year of college. While completing his last 2 years at
USC, Young MC helped write "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" for Tone Loc. Wild Thing would sell nearly 4 million copies and Funky Cold Medina would sell well over 2 million copies. To view the video to Young MC's "Bust a Move", Click on the following link:
Young MC has recorded eight studio albums (Stone Cold Rhymin, Brainstorm, What's The Flavor, Return Of The One Hit Wonder, Aint Goin Out Like That, Engage The Enzyme, Adrenaline Flow and Relentless). Young MC also has continued success as a songwriter, teaming up with
Will Wheaton to write Anastacia's "Not That Kind" The song was the title track to her debut album which has sold nearly 10 million copies to date.
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