Dwango Signs Exclusive Content from Top Hip-Hop Artists

By | December 20, 2004 at 12:00 AM

SEATTLE, Wash. – Dwango® Wireless (OTCBB:DWGN), a developer and publisher of entertainment content, applications and mobile lifestyle brands, announced today their release of exclusive audio voice tones from hip-hop artists Styles P and Sheek Louch, members of the LOX and D-Block. This exclusive content deal was done through digital record label INgrooves.

Styles P and Sheek Louch first tasted fame as part of a trio for the LOX. After writing songs for Sean “Puffy” Combs’ record label Bad Boy Entertainment, they received international notoriety and multi-platinum status for their tribute to Biggie Smalls, “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa.” The LOX followed this success with their own album, “Money Power & Respect” (1998), which yielded a hit single of the same name. Later, the trio left Bad Boy and joined Ruff Ryder Records, with whom they released a second album, “We are the Streets” (2000). Sheek’s solo album “Walk Witt Me” (2003), distributed through Universal and D-Block, debuted in Billboard’s Top Ten. Meanwhile, Styles’ solo debut, “A Gangsta and a Gentleman” (2002), produced the hit single “Good Times.”

With lots of industry buzz around these talented hip-hop stars, the timing was perfect to introduce their audio tones for fans, which will be featured on carriers across North America. Audio tones range from “Where you at?! Pick up the phone baby” to “Its Shorty from the club, pick that up.” The exclusive tones can be reviewed and purchased online under the “audio tones” section at www.rollingstone.com/ringtones.

“We are thrilled to work with artists seeking distribution and promotion in the mobile entertainment industry,” said Alexander Conrad, President and COO of Dwango Wireless. “It’s a great way to debut exclusive artist content to audiences across North America. We see this partnership as the first in our aggressive approach for bringing exclusive artist content to wireless customers.”

About Dwango® Wireless

Dwango® Wireless (OTCBB:DWGN) offers a comprehensive approach for bringing lifestyle and affiliate brands to the wireless arena through customized entertainment content, ringtones, games and applications for mobile phones. A key player in the wireless industry, Dwango Wireless provides unique content for today’s hottest lifestyle brands. Dwango Wireless corporate information can be found www.dwango.com.

Certain of the statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. For example, the statements regarding the potential success of the relationship between artists and Dwango are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially from those statements due to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the acceptance of the new services described in this press release by both mobile carriers and their customers and Dwango’s need to obtain additional financing. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by Dwango is contained in Dwango’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dwango disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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