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"Atlanta's 1720 Entertainment Signs Up-And-Coming Local Hip-Hop Trio, C-SIDE"

ATLANTA, GA – September 18, 2006– Atlanta’s newest and most diverse record label, 1720 Entertainment, has entered into a joint venture deal with Atlanta-based Peachtree Music Group to release local Hip-Hop trio C-SIDE’s skyrocketing single, "myspace.freak", featuring hitmaking producer, Jazze Pha. 1720 Entertainment President/CEO Terry K. Johnson announced the deal today.

“We are excited to be in business with Antonio “Top Cat” Randolph (President/CEO Peachtree Music Group) and C-SIDE,” states Mr. Johnson. “Peachtree Music’s team brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and C-SIDE is a very creative group of guys who have big dreams and are making a conscious effort to have a positive impact. They’ve inspired me to help make their dream of success become a reality.”

C-SIDE, which stands for Creative – Superb – Individuals- Doing- Entertainment, has already generated a huge buzz on the internet with "myspace.freak". The group’s MySpace page, www.myspace.com/csideonline, has garnered an influx of over 240,000 hits with fans clamoring to hear their latest single. The group is comprised of South Carolina native Bo-Q; Chicagoan – Gator; and Atlanta resident, a hit-making producer in his own right, Kenny Kold. Kenny previously produced hit records for the leaders of the “snap music” movement, platinum-selling Southern rap group, Dem Franchize Boyz; Pimp C (UGK); and 12 Gauge.

C-SIDE teamed up with Atlanta’s hit producer, Jazze Pha, for the new mix of "myspace.freak", which will be hitting the streets of Atlanta and beyond this fall.

“C-SIDE is a group of guys who have a crazy knack for catchy phrases and choruses; on top of that they can really rap. They are a breath of fresh air from the South.”
“Ladies and Gentleman….C-SIDE emerges!!!” - 1720 Entertainment


"The C-SIDE Conversation"

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

C-SIDE: Creative Superb Individuals Doing Entertainment
has been causing quite a stir down in the Atlanta area. You may have heard of them but if you haven’t, then you are about to. Most of us are caught up in the MySpace phase, even if you don’t want to admit it. Why do I mention this?
Because C-SIDE knows about all the hype surrounding the
popular website and has capitalized on it by recording and
then releasing the song, "myspace.freak." This song has a huge following in Atlanta and is picking up steam as the group has made a video to support the song.

The song was so popular before it became popular (Listen to the interview to understand that) that producer Jazze Pha jumped on it to cosign it! Kenny Kold, Bo-Q and Gator are just starting on their quest to bring Hip-Hop, yet a different flavor that you can bop your head to. Click on the link below to hear the conversation I had with them on their recent visit to NYC. - The Industry Cosign.com, written by BIG CED


"C-SIDE and Jazze Pha Call Out All The MySpace Freaks?"

How many of y'all out there know a MySpace freak? Or better yet, how many of y'all are MySpace freaks? Yeah that's the question. If you don't know any then just holla at me and I'll put you on.

Well one of the hottest joints out right now is C-SIDE's "myspace.freak" produced by Jazze Pha, and if you've hit the club in the A recently then you've probably already heard it.

Leave it up to Jazze to put out another club banger. In the first few bars they mention that they found out Bobby and Whitney's daughter was a FREAK on Myspace...yeah buddy and 'nem are wilin' like that. [I wouldn't have said that but to each his own I guess?] Click on their MySpace page to hear it. You can also view the video on the page too. - SOHH Atlanta


"Hip Hop Enters"

October 19 - 25, 2006

C-SIDE and Jazzy Pha hit with "myspace.freak": Atlanta-based hip-hop trio C-SIDE announced their oddly titled new single, "myspace.freak," produced by and featuring mulit-platinum producer Jazze Pha (OutKast, Ciara, Nelly, Ludacris), can now be heard exclusively at www.myspace.com/csideonline. C-SIDE, whose name stands for Creative Superb Individuals Doing Entertainment, insists by leaking their powerful track via the popular MySpace.com web site, they'll reach the masses quicker. Providing elements of the "Snap" and "Lean Back" beats accompanied by memorable lyrics, the song's intellectual and witty wordplay relates to MySpace users everywhere, proving the frenzy amongst its listeners, both locally and internationally. Indeed, this fast-rising obsession has made the song one of the hottest new singles in rotation.

Defining "freak" as "someone who takes something, anything and goes a little too far with it," involves the site's popularity (reportedly over 100 million users to date).

Recently signing with Atlanta-based 1720 Entertainment, a joint venture with the Peachtree Music Group, the group is comprised of talented musicians, including producer Kenny Kold, whose success has been proven with hit tracks from platinum-selling group Dem Franchize Boyz, Pimp C (UGK) and 12 Gauge; Bo-Q, a proclaimed "ladies' man" and South Carolina native; and Gator, the quiet genius behind their current heat-seeker, "myspace.freak." After signing to Peachtree Music Group, Kenny Kold continually pushed tracks he'd produced with his group to president/ CEO Antonio "Top Cat" Randolph, for whom he'd worked while making classic southern-groove tracks for Dem Franchise Boyz. Kold's persistence eventually turned into something more lucrative. In September of 2006, Peachtree Music Group entered a joint venture with Atlanta-based businessman Terry K. Johnson's newly formed 1720 Entertainment, remixing and releasing "myspace.freak" with Jazzy Pha. C-SIDE is a group of guys who have a crazy knack for catchy phrases and coruses; on top of that, they can really rap. They are a breath of fresh air from the South," said Pha. for more information on C-SIDE, go to www.1720entertainment.com. - The Amsterdam News


"Indie Spotlight"

October 25, 2006
Multi-platinum producer Jazze Pha (OutKast, Ciara, Nelly, Ludacris) lends his "midas touch" to local trio C-SIDE's first single, "myspace.freak", featuring Jazze Pha, now available for listening exclusively at www.myspace.com/csideonline.

C-SIDE, whose acronym stands for Creative-Superb-Individuals-Doing-Entertainment, hits their prime target as they begin leaking their slick-hot track, to the masses via MySpace.com. Providing the element of the "Snap" and "Lean Back" beats alongside memorable lyrics, the intellectual and witty wordplay relates to MySpace users everywhere, proving the frenzy amongst its listeners, both locally and internationally. This fast rising obsession is now the hottest single.

Defining "freak" as someone who takes something, anything and goes a little too far with it," the concept of "myspace.freak" involves the site's popularity, with over 100 million users to date. Recently signing with Atlanta-based 1720 Entertainment, a joint venture with the Peachtree Music Group, the group is comprised of talented musicians including producer Kenny Kold, who's success has been proven with hit tracks from platinum-selling group Dem Franchize Boyz, Pimp C (UGK) and 12 Gauge; Bo-Q, a proclaimed "ladies man" and South Carolina native; and Gator, the quiet genius behind their current heat-seeker, "myspace.freak."

After signing to Peachtree Music Group, Kenny Kold continually pushed tracks he’d produced with his group to President/CEO Antonio “Top Cat” Randolph whom he worked for while making classic southern-groove tracks for Dem Franchize Boyz. Kold’s persistence eventually turned into a more lucrative offer. In September of 2006, Peachtree Music Group entered a joint venture with Atlanta-based businessman Terry K. Johnson’s newly formed 1720 Entertainment, remixing and releasing “myspace.freak” with hit making producer Jazze Pha.

“C-SIDE is a group of guys who have a crazy knack for catchy phrases and choruses; on top of that they can really rap. They are a breath of fresh air from the South,” says Pha.

For more information on C-SIDE, please visit www.1720entertainment.com.


http://www.urbannetwork.com/indiespotight.html - Urban Network


"C-SIDE Creates "myspace.freak""

The bricklayers were Rico Wade, Jermaine Dupri, Dallas Austin, Darryl Simmons, just to name a few. They were the ones - and most of them are still kicking out the hits - who put Atlanta on the map as the new center of hip hop in many of its most popular forms, from Southern style R&B to Krunk. Today some new cats are rising to the occasion. Ant like those before them, they are more than beat peddlers - they are musicians and budding entrepreneurs with dreams that reach higher than the top of the charts. Meet C-SIDE - Bo-Q, Gator and Kenny Kold, Atlanta's next hip-hop hitmakers.

Although the trip has been making beats, songs and mix tapes since high school, there's no doubt the presence of star producer Jazze Pha on C-SIDE's latest project with jettison it to national prominence. The track, "myspace.freak," is the group's debut single on 1720 Entertainment - it's breakout on the internet (and now headed to radio) quickly drew in excess of 300,000 plays.

Head to www.myspace.com/csideonline for a listen.

C-SIDE, whose acronym stands for Creative-Superb-Individuals-Doing-Entertainment, hit the target smack in the middle when they leaked the slick track to the masses via MySpace.com. Providing
the element of the “Snap” and “Lean-Back” beats alongside memorable lyrics, the intellectual and witty wordplay relates to MySpace users everywhere, proving the frenzy among its listeners, both locally and internationally. This fast rising obsession is now a hot radio single.

Defining “freak” as “someone who takes something, anything and goes a little too far with it,” the
concept of “myspace.freak” involves the site’s popularity, with more than 100 million users worldwide. Recently signed with Atlanta-based 1720 Entertainment, a joint venture with the Peachtree Music Group, the group's members are each talented in their own way - Kenny Kold, who’s success
has been proven with hit tracks from platinum-selling group Dem Franchize Boyz, Pimp C (UGK) and
12 Gauge;Bo-Q, a proclaimed “ladies man” and South Carolina native also brings production skills and a music education to the table; and Gator is the quiet genius who sings and is behind their current heat-seeker, “myspace.freak.”

After signing to Peachtree Music Group, Kenny Kold continued to push tracks he had produced with his group to President/CEO Antonio “Top Cat” Randolph, whom he worked for while making classic
southern-groove tracks for Dem Franchize Boyz. Kold’s persistence eventually turned into a more
lucrative offer. In September of 2006, Peachtree Music Group entered a joint venture with Atlanta-based businessman Terry K. Johnson’s newly formed 1720 Entertainment, remixing and releasing
“myspace.freak” with hit making producer Jazze Pha.

“C-SIDE is a group of guys who have a crazy knack for catchy phrases and choruses; on top of that they can really rap. They are a breath of fresh air from the South,” Jazze Pha declares.

The trio is an inspiration to hopefuls everywhere - consider this: they met at a bus stop while in high schoo! Something - call it mystical - drew Kold to Gator. Two total strangers quickly vibed, and along with Kold's cousin Bo-Q stars were born! With input from other hip-hop hopefuls at their school and in their neighborhood, they put out an underground mix CD that sold like wildfire. When the dust cleared, the three were left standing as C-SIDE.

Their chemistry is apparent, although their tasted vary from Gospel to Prince, from OutKast to the Temptations. The trio also has a variety of goals. "We want to influence people," Kold comments. "Not just with our music, but with programs for kids, high school students to be able to study music, entertainment and technology in high school. We want to create after-school programs, give kids a choice."

Bo, in fact, has already worked as a special ed. teacher at a middle school. He also wants to get into event planning.

Gator echoes his partners' goals, but the singer in him also wants to write for other artists. "I feel like I have exceptional writing skills. I also want to get into acting."

As for their music, the fellas feel they can bring something fresh to the table. "We want to bring more fun back into it," Bo says. "Everyone wants to be hard and gangster. I want to make it fun and make people smile."

Adds Kold, "We're entrepreneurs. We want people to realize this is a business and we intend to be remembered as businessmen, too. We are going to stay positive and keep our heads grounded and our hearts high!"

For more information on C-SIDE, please visit www.1720entertainment.com - Starpoynt Magazine


"C-SIDE Online Theme Music"

Every so often, a hip-hop song comes out of nowhere and becomes an anthem. A song so unusual that it catches the public's ear and has people saying, "Did you hear that song by ..." The Atlanta rap group C-SIDE has created a buzz with their ode to cyberspace junkies on the song, "myspace.freak."

"Our group member (Gator) came up with the concept and he didn't even have a MySpace page," says Kenny Kold. "So that day, we went to the studio and put it out without even mixing it."

The song was so catchy that hit-making producer Jazze Pha jumped on the track and gave the song credibility. C-SIDE member Bo-Q says that the record is deeper than the title might suggest. "When people first hear the name of the song, they might think it's talking about a nasty woman," he says. "But we're talking about people who stalk online and the fanatics who are hooked on it."

It has become one of the most downloaded songs and has several major labels jockeying to sign the trio. "Every label has called but we're doing our thing independently," Kold says. "We've already traveled around the country and we are about to do our mini-tour in Europe."

Next, the group plans to release their self-titled album in 2007, and have high hopes for future anthems that they have up their sleeves. "People may call us a gimmick, but we'll laugh [all the way] to the bank and make another one." Kold says. "We're not afraid to take chances and be different." - Rolling Out


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"myspace.freak" featuring Jazze Pha

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One of hip-hop’s most important jobs is to – like Marvin Gaye did in his day – tell us “what’s goin’ on” in our world and on our streets. This is something that Atlanta-based rap trio C-SIDE
does exceptionally well, and their hot new single myspace.freak is irrefutable proof.

First, the rhythm grabs you, then the lyrics pull you in…

“Shawty be upon it like everyday of the week/ MySpace dot com the reason she can’t sleep…/She a myspace freak.”

As you’re bouncing to the beat, laughing at the humor C-SIDE effortlessly employs, the question hits you – “Am I one of those people they’re talking about? Am I a MySpace freak?” And if the answer is “yes” its no big deal because so is everyone else these days.

Although C-SIDE’s name may be new to the mainstream, the group‘s popularity has long
been a factor in both Atlanta’s underground hip-hop community and on the new mainstream of America, the all-popular internet. Recognizing that there are millions of MySpace freaks, C-SIDE’s electronic anthem, featuring hit-making producer, Jazze Pha, has caused a MySpace frenzy. C-SIDE is now on the road to success with the groundswell
of attention that myspace.freak has already garnered.

C-SIDE, meaning…Creative Superb Individuals Doing Entertainment “defines who we are and what we’re trying to do musically,” explains the group’s resident producer/businessman, Kenny Kold. Their name symbolizes the passion for their craft that they all share.

Made up of three very talented individuals, the members of C-SIDE are Atlanta native Kenny Kold, the talented producer of the group, (Kold previously produced hit records for the leaders of the “snap music” movement, platinum selling Southern rap group, Dem Franchize Boyz; Pimp C (UGK); and 12 Gauge; the quarterback of the group, South Carolina native Bo-Q; and the sly, ladies’ man and true genius behind the concept of
myspace.freak, Chicago-born Gator.

“I had been watching this whole phenomenon of MySpace unfold and I knew that we needed to take advantage of it,” says Gator. Bo-Q and Kenny were onboard with the plan and before long their studio antics about MySpace turned serious and soon the group, who already had a strong fan base in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, was receiving up to 300,000 hits on myspace.freak on their MySpace webpage and sold close to 50,000 units independently.

”People from Australia, Amsterdam and all over the world were hitting us up. We even did drops for several radio stations in France,” says Kenny. The group soon attracted the attention of music industry heavy-hitters at home too.

“When I first met Kenny Kold he was 18 and on a serious grind,” states Antonio “Top Cat” Randolph, President/CEO Peachtree Music Group. “I signed Kenny as a producer under Top Cat Entertainment and had him produce songs for my group, Dem Franchaize Boyz. He was always pushing his beats and bringing me new C-SIDE tracks,” explains Top Cat. “C-SIDE was recording day and night as if they already had a record deal. Naturally, when
my partner Markuann Smith, (VP Peachtree Music Group), and I launched Peachtree Music Group they were the first artists that we signed.”

In September of 2006, Peachtree Music Group entered into a joint venture with Atlantabased
entrepreneur Terry K. Johnson’s newly formed 1720 Entertainment to release C-SIDE’s skyrocketing remix single of myspace.freak, produced by and featuring hit-making producer, Jazze Pha. “We are excited to be in business with Peachtree Music Group and C-SIDE,” states Mr. Johnson. “Antonio and Markuann’s team brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the table.”

“C-SIDE is a very creative group of guys with big dreams who are making a conscious effort to bring a positive, fun message to a genre that, in my humble opinion, could use an injection of what C-SIDE is all about. They’ve inspired me to help make their dream of success become a reality,” adds Johnson.

“We’re about fun and having a good time,” says Bo-Q. “Of course we want to sell records but we don’t think we have to encourage negativity to do that. We want to make music for everybody and not be limited.”

And with their carefully crafted mix of hot beats, smart lyrics, high energy, and mass appeal, the sky is the only foreseeable limit for this group!