(LOS ANGELES, CA) Los Angeles based management and production company, Handprint Entertainment has entered into negotiations with YG Entertainment/Digital Riddims Inc. for American distribution and touring rights for South Korean reggae sensation Skull.
The 27 year old Reggae star has courted worldwide urban and Caribbean audiences with his distinctive interpretation of Jamaican patois, and taken the US market by storm. His first single, “Boom di Boom di”
reached #4 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B Sales Chart, and currently is the Greatest Gainer on the Billboard Singles Sales Chart after rocketing from #54 to #14 on the Top 100. His video is in heavy rotation on MTV Tempo, Hype, RTEV and CVM in Jamaica and is gaining traction in the US as well.
Handprint’s Uber-manager Benny Medina says “Skull is a very unique and exciting artist who doesn’t just deliver great music to new audiences, but bridges the cultural divide between African-Americans and Korean Americans.”
As a solo artist, Skull has opened for reggae icon Buju Banton and been featured in articles in Billboard, The Source and Vibe. Skull is published by YG Entertainment/ EMI World Publishing. He will continue to be managed by Morgan Carey for Los Angeles based Entertainment Company, Digital Riddims Inc.
Led by partners Benny Medina and Jeff Pollack, Handprint Entertainment boasts a roster of music artists, film and television actors, directors and producers that includes Mariah Carey, Usher and Chris Rock. The firm has also represented Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Tyra Banks.