Kurupt Label Merger

Wall Street Records president and former Dogg Pound member

Kurupt released a statement on Monday stating that his label would

be joining forces with A&M Records to form Antra Records, a move that

follows the lead of Ice Cube and A&M forming Heavyweight Records

and basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and A&M forming T.W.Is.M.

Records. According to the statement, Antra will be the first rap label to have

offices on both coasts, setting up shop in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The

label's first release will be from head-honcho Kurupt, who is scheduled to drop

a two-CD set entitled Kuruption on July 21.