News: Man Bites Dog Records Signs Rapper AG Da Coroner
Coroner Is First Artist Signed By Roc Marciano, Preps Man Bites Dog Records Debut For Later This Year
(June 12, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY) Man Bites Dog Records is proud to announce the newest addition to the ever expanding label, rapper AG Da Coroner. The Brooklyn native is the first artist signed by Vice President and Director of A&R Roc Marciano, who joined the label in April. AG Da Coroner’s debut album, Sip The Nectar, will feature production from Harry Fraud, The Alchemist, Statik Selektah, ATG, Stu Bangas, Skammadik, Ice Rocks, D.C., Vanderslice, and Nappanot, and will be released later this year.
Marciano expressed his excitement over the newest member of the MBD team, “I wanted to sign Coroner because he’s one of my new favorite artists. Coroner is just ill, I like his voice, his demeanor and him as a person. A real serious talent.” Label founder R.M.L. agrees, “Coroner is nasty. I got a chance to witness first hand at SXSW last year when he went up during Meyhem Lauren’s set…I know everybody will be looking forward to this album.”
AG Da Coroner, who has made a name for himself as part of The Outdoorsmen, a crew that includes Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, J Love and Jay Steel, has also previously appeared as a guest on the track “Michael Landon” from Eddie B & Harry Fraud’s Horsepower EP, and has no doubt that he’s a perfect fit for the label. “This project is 30 plus years in the making, and is my first, so it will forever be my most emotionally intimate LP and I’m extremely pleased to put it out through Man Bites Dog Records,” he says, “Roc made it his business to come and get me and that was all I needed to hear.”
Man Bites Dog Records Background:
Passionate about music and with an ear for discovering great talent, R.M.L. formed Man Bites Dog Records in 2005 in Northern Virginia, a few short miles from Washington DC. In an area dominated by GoGo Music, it was the goal of MBDR to offer an avenue for local hip-hop talent. The label quickly grew beyond the confines of the local scene, however, as MBDR began to release project from the likes of Copywrite, Vast Aire, and others. Since then, it has been MBDR’s goal to sign artists who create classic music – music that stands the test of time – in genres ranging from underground New York hip-hop to funky pop. Currently, MBDR’s roster includes Killah Priest, Copywrite, Vast Aire, MHz Legacy, Jakki da Motamouth, Stu Bangas & Vanderslice, Esoteric, Wais P, Bronze Nazareth, Crimison Gods, Kount Fif, Empuls, Last Bison, Jason Rose, Brink, Red Mud, Sinista Daniro, Dom, Jay Notes, and The Swashbuckler. In 2013, Man Bites Dog Records announced a partnership with Roc Marciano with the the rapper joining the label as Vice President and Head of A&R.
“Blenders” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUk8ntEMpsk
MBDR Volume 2: https://soundcloud.com/manbitesdogrecords/sets/mbdrvol2