Hip-Hop News: Omillio Sparks Ditches Jay-Z & Chooses Koch
The rap artist has completely ditched Jay-Z's Roc-a-fella Records for a deal with Koch Records.
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5/21/2007 8:45:18 AM

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On May 8th, Koch newest addition, Omillio Sparks announced on MTV Networks to Cipha Sounds that he has abandoned the opportunity to return to Roc-A-Fella Records  and rejoin his original rap family “State Property." Omillio is now choosing to, unite with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Jim Jones, DJ Khaled, and DJ UNK and other well known artists underneath the Koch umbrella. Omillio's label, Colossal Entertainment, inked a 3 year distribution deal accompanied by a marketing budget for Omillio and his following “The Movement." Omillio told MTV that he has no problems with the Roc-a-fella family at this current time and say’s “clearance has been granted," while he shouted out the boys in the Def Jam building.

When Omillio was asked why he decided to sign with Koch, he says “it was just better business for me.” Sparks also reported that he was just recently in the studio working with his former rap family on upcoming projects, such as State Property 3, Beanie Sigels “The Solution," and Young Chris’ upcoming album release.  Sparks solo album debut “The Payback” is slated for release in July, and will include appearances by Freeway, Peedi Peedi, and Jaguar Wright. Sparks leading single will be dropped in coming weeks.  In recent news, Omillio was offered the opportunity to return to Rocafella Records after B eanie Sigel's return, and Omillio publicly speaking out about Jay Z denying him clearance for the sample used off of Jay Z’s hit single “Dirt off your Shoulders”.
Omillio's most recent Digiwaxx single “Outta Control” featuring Peedi Peedi, is blazing the clubs and getting radio spins in multiple markets. For more information on reviewing “The Payback” and the June listening Parties hosted at the 40/40 clubs in New York & Atlantic City, please contact BRASH PR.
Omillio Sparks aka Kenneth Johnson was signed to Rocafella records in the late 90’s by Damon Dash and Shawn Carter. Omillio Sparks wrote on seven songs on the State Property 1 album and six on State Property 2- writing his verses as well as the hooks. He also wrote the hook for Jay Z’s, I Just Wanna Love You off the Dynasty album and also had a verse on the single, As One, off of Jay Z’s, Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. In addition, he's been featured on songs with Beanie Sigel, DMX, and many others. He’s laid verses to tracks produced by Kanye West, Just Blaze, Johnny J, and Black Keys and has starred in three movies, including State Property 1 and 2. Since leaving Rocafella records he has established a new independent label, Colossal Entertainment .

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