News RnB 10/07/2006

'It's Goin' Down' in St. Louis This Weekend With South Rapper Yung Joc Performs Before Karmazin vs. Spinks World Championship Fight

NEW YORK, NY (Atlantic Records) - Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Yung Joc will sing his No 1 smash single, "It's Goin' Down," during the main event ring walk at Don King's Gateway to Glory tomorrow night, July 8th in St. Louis. The event features St. Louis' own former undisputed world welterweight champion Cory "The Next Generation" Spinks attempting to dethrone International Boxing Federation junior middleweight champion Roman "Made In Hell" Karmazin.

Taking place at Savvis Center, the event will be broadcast live across the country on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). It will also air around the globe, including China, Russia, France, Japan, South America, and 15 former Soviet Republics.

Tickets to see the event live and in person are priced at $25, $45, $60, $100, $200, $300 and $500, and are on sale at the Savvis Center Box Office, at Ticketmaster outlets, or on the web at

Yung Joc has been nominated for the first annual MTV2 "All That Rocks" in the Freshest MC category as well as the 1st Annual OZONE Awards in the Club Banger category for "It's Goin' Down." MTV2's "All That Rocks" will air on MTV2 Sunday, July 30th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The OZONE Awards will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6th in Orlando, Fla.

Yung Joc's debut album, "NEW JOC CITY," recently scored the No 1 spot on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. The album also debuted in the No 3 spot on the Billboard 200.

"NEW JOC CITY" features the smash single, "It's Goin' Down," which remains in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The companion video for "It's Goin' Down" is in Elite 8 rotation on MTV2.

After grinding in the streets and doing what he had to do to maintain his rap credibility, the College Park/SWATS-bred MC is getting his chance to shine through the tutelage of Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South. Poised as Atlanta's next major rap star, with the No 1 debut of "NEW JOC CITY," Yung Joc has emerged fully grown into hip-hop culture's mainstream.

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