Bodog Music Welcomes DMX to Label

    International record label signs one of hip hop's legends

    VANCOUVER, Canada, Dec. 19 /CNW/ -- Bodog Music is thrilled to announce
the worldwide signing of hip hop icon DMX to its growing roster of talented
recording artists.
    Multi-platinum selling DMX has delivered five No. 1 Billboard albums,
earning him the undisputed title as the king of hardcore rap. With hits like
"Ruff Ryders Anthem," "Who We Be," "Lord Give Me a Sign" and the Grammy-
nominated "Party Up (Up In Here)," DMX has developed a devoted global
    The highly anticipated new album Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly With Me
Later, sees DMX revisiting his gritty rap roots to bring his raw signature
sound back to the forefront. Teaming up with the legendary Ruff Ryders,
recognized for launching the careers of hip hop mainstays Eve and Jadakiss and
joining forces with renowned producer Swizz Beatz, famous for producing hip
hop's finest including Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, T.I. and Cassidy, Bodog Music and
DMX expect to see overwhelming success with Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly
With Me Later.
    Says DMX of his new home at Bodog Music, "I'm thankful for the fact that
Bodog believes in me, that we share the same vision and the fact that they see
in me the same thing I see. I'll show you [Bodog Music] how it's supposed to
be done, and we'll get to where we're supposed to be. You got a dog for life."
    In Bodog Entertainment's quest to bring the world top-shelf
entertainment, the gaming powerhouse has expanded into TV with mixed martial
arts series Bodog Fight and has launched into the music industry with Bodog
Music and its worldwide Battle of the Bands competition, which awards the
winning band with a $1 million Bodog Music recording contract.
    Always on the cutting edge of entertainment, Bodog Music is staking its
claim as a force in hip hop with the signings of DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, and Bishop
Brigante. The international label continues to see success with their diverse
lineup, developing the careers of artists like Bif Naked, Neurosonic, The
Vincent Black Shadow, My American Heart and more.
    Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre notes, "Bodog Music is rapidly
becoming a big dog in the music biz. Between the successes of Bodog Battle,
great artist developments and now some major signings, look for Bodog Music to
be an even larger presence on the music scene in 2008."

    About Bodog Music

    Bodog Music ( is a division of the international
digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment International Group. With
offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Europe, this record label features a
diverse and growing roster of talented musicians, including: The Vincent Black
Shadow, Neurosonic, Wu-Tang Clan, Overkill, Nazanin, Bif Naked, Bishop
Brigante, Billy Idol, Warren G, Soma City Ward, and The Heck. Bodog Music also
distributes the Warcon Record Label and several acclaimed global movie
soundtracks in Europe, including the Academy Award-winning film Little Miss
Sunshine, Nacho Libre and Saw III. For the second year in a row, Bodog Music
is looking to award $1 million recording and marketing contracts to the top
unsigned bands in the world! With two new competitions -- one held in North
America and one held in Europe -- "Bodog Battle" will air on major television
networks across the globe and online at Bodog TV. Bodog Music Founder Calvin
Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital
entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's
best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. For more information, contact BODOG is a registered trademark.

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