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Mark Ronson Brings Allido To Interscope, Wale Album Coming Soon

Posted By on April 11, 2008

    Grammy Award winning producer Mark Ronson and his Allido Records have come to an agreement with Interscope Records to bring his music and artists to the world. Already winning Producer of the Year, Record of the Year and Pop Vocal Album of the Year for his work with Amy Winehouse and other artists, Ronson has released music from Rhymefest, Daniel Meriweather and Ronson himself through his label, now he can bring it to everyone. Ronson says he signed with Interscope because of the label's CEO, Jimmy Iovine, "Jimmy Iovine is a dude," explains Ronson. "The plain fact that he started out as an engineer on Born To Run, went on to produce records for U2 and Patti Smith, and then formed one of the most influential labels in the history of American music encapsulates every reason why I would want to be in business with Interscope Records. I've always tried to balance discovering brilliant new talent and producing great records; and, along with Rich Kleiman, then putting those records out through Allido Records. Interscope is the perfect place for us to do that."

    The new venture will feature the first release being that of critically acclaimed Washington D.C. rapper Wale (wah-lay). "Mark has that rare ear for great songs and artists who will have extraordinary careers. We're thrilled to be in business with him," Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine said. Wale’s debut album is expected to hit stores before the end of the year.