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Ruthless Records Celebrates 20 Years With 5 New Acts & Releases

Posted By on March 31, 2008

Celebrating it's 20 year anniversary, Ruthless Records is planning on doing it big in 2008 with five new acts set to release, after they recently re-negociated their distribution pact with Sony/RED. The new roster includes R&B Na'Shay, bilingual pop singer/musician/actress Agina, rapper/songwriter/producer Hopsin, party/dance trio Street Runnaz Click (comprised of The Trillest Beatz, Free Sinatra and J-Riva) and rapper Stevie Stone. "We have a good mix here that represents the next generation," Ruthless president/CEO Tomica Woods-Wright said. Eazy-E's wife continued saying "These are hard-working and focused acts who will give us a good jump to keep us going another 20 years and then some. It's not necessarily about looking for fame and stardom. It's about a team striving for the same thing: sustaining success through nurturing strong singer/songwriters, producers and business people."

Tomica Woods-Wright has been running the label since the 1995 death of
her husband, N.W.A. founding member, Eric Wright, better known as
Eazy-E. Eazy started the label in 1987 with $7,000 of his own money and
5,000 12" records of his single "Boyz N The Hood." The L.A. based label
went on to release gold & platinum selling records by female rap
trio J.J. Fad, N.W.A. , Michel'le and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Eazy's wife
says "The hardest thing about [maintaining the label] has been everyone
underestimating our mission, goal and dedication," continuing, "The
easiest thing about keeping Eric's dream alive is being passionate
about something I love doing. He taught me how to stay hands-on and
focused; to not allow anybody else to tell me what I can and can't do:
the hustle mentality."