K.O.R.E., a Chicago based entertainment firm with full distribution through TMG/WMG, is committed to signing acts that are based straight out of the Chicago/Chicagoland areas. The most recent act considered for full distribution is a group called the Dead Stock Music Group (DSMG). Alex Jordahl, Mayo and Alex Theesfield, (ages 17, 16 and 15) comprise this group, and these teens are moving forward with their extreme passion for music.
Chase commented, “We met at the Hyatt McCormick to discuss the opportunity of building a Joint Venture with K.O.R.E. and DSMG. After explaining what we as an entertainment firm can offer this group and what K.O.R.E is all about, we walked away with an agreement, the name of the album and the motto of what they are going to go by. This young group will be ranked alongside such acts like the Cool Kids, Beastie Boys and other young groups paving the way.”
Some might hold their age against them, but what attracted K.O.R.E. to this group was first and foremost, their determination and perseverance in being heard. But secondarily, it was the maturity with which they represented themselves and displayed in the pursuit of their dreams.
Chase stated, “The Beastie Boys have been in the music industry for over 30 years and are still going strong. And just like Jay-Z, age is not a factor when it comes to Hip-Hop. This is a culture where the youth are ready to get through this narrow gate, so they can be heard, while still giving honor to the ones that paved the way. And this is where Dead Stock Music Group comes in. These young, talented individuals understand the importance of giving honor to the Hip-Hop Kings, and are willing to be the princes until they are crowned into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. This young group is being developed to hold the torch so Hip-Hop can continue to stay alive.”
Alex Jordahl of DSMG commented, “Music is about speaking about everyday struggles, and speaking the truth. I want to be a part of a big movement to speak about everyday issues, such as bullying. I had several of my friends pass away this past year through suicide because of not being accepted.”
Mayo discussed some of the dilemmas a young person faces when entering the music industry, the main one being their education. Mayo is committed to both. While deeply committed to his education, he holds tight to the promise of what his music might hold. “Music is my only way of expressing what I go through and the passion that was given to me,” he stated.
Alex Theesfield said, “I get full support from my parents, and being Black and Filipino, I would like to show the best of both worlds. My lyrics have been sharp since I started writing in 8th grade, and my transition from elementary to high school has been an eye opener. I had a strong following in 8th Grade, but when I went to high school there was no star recognition. I had to work my way and prove my talents and now, we are getting what we deserve (a record deal).”
“Chicago will never be the same,” stated Alex Jordahl, “as K.O.R. Enterprises has the hottest talent signed to their label. I am excited to be a part of the Chicago movement. When I heard the HeartBreak Kidz with the single “Party Like I'm Single,” I wanted to know who these guys were. Once I found out they were in the same age bracket as I was and how professional their sound was, I had to research who they were signed to and this is how I found K.O.R. Enterprises. When I continued to study what K.O.R.E. was all about, I heard Leo Getz, and then I was sold that this is an entertainment firm that knows what they are doing. I am proud to support this movement and I love what Chase is all about and that is: Chicago is here to stay. We break here first and then explore the world. Represent.”
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K.O.R. Enterprises Inc. is an entertainment music production firm specializing in the production, television and promotion of music through records, concerts, and merchandise including apparel and video productions.