FONTANA PARTNERS WITH DOGG POUND GANGSTAZ TO RELEASE DAZ DILLINGER’S ONLY ON THE LEFT SIDE
Highly-Anticipated New Studio Album from Grammy Award-Winning Rapper
In Stores on August 12, 2008
Los Angeles, CA, June 2, 2008 – Fontana, the independent sales, marketing and distribution division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, has partnered with Dogg Pound Gangstaz to release the highly-anticipated new studio album from Grammy Award-winning West Coast rapper Daz Dillinger, entitled Only On The Left Side on August 12,2008.
“One of the great delights about Fontana is the opportunity to work with artists who set the standard in their game,” stated Ron Spaulding, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Fontana. “And Daz Dillinger is the embodiment of that ideal. Everyone at Fontana is thrilled to be working with such a seminal artist.”
Only On The Left Side features cameo appearances by Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, Nicole Wray, Krayzie Bone, Obie Trice, Manish Man and Keak Da Sneak. The album’s title, which references to the West Coast, is fitting
for an artist so widely known for his work with Death Row Records during the height of the West Coast’s popularity. After forming Tha Dogg Pound with Kurupt and collaborating with Snoop Dogg, Dillinger went on to release such classics as “R.A.W.”, “Dillinger & Gotti II: Tha Saga Continuez” and “Retaliation, Revenge & Get Back”.
Only On The Left Side’s first single “Dip, Drop, Stop, Dip,” features Keak Da Sneak, a collaboration that is a nod to Dillinger’s roots as one of the forefathers of the West Coast scene. The entire album was produced by Dillinger, save for the notable exceptions of Swizz Beats, Soopa Fly and Ivan Johnson on two tracks. Of the album itself, Dillinger says “I’ve just been working, producing and I’m happy to get out there. This record really speaks to the streets and there are no better partners than Ron and his team at Fontana to ensuring it gets heard.”
When not in the studio, Dillinger found time to work on “Make It Rain”, a movie that dramatized the commissioner of Atlanta’s attempts to shut down strip clubs and features associates of T.I., Alpha Mega, Country Cain and Kandy Burelle of Xscape.