Universal Music Group’s distribution, marketing, and sales group Fontana has partnered with of Hip Hop’s well-recognized southern record labels, Trill Entertainment.  Fontana’s president, Ron Spaulding, teamed up with Trill’s Co-CEOs, Marcus Roach and Melvin Vernell for the completion of the deal.

 “I have had the pleasure of working with Melvin and Marcus for a long time,” said Spaulding. “And we are all thrilled to have them now part of the Fontana family. We’re looking forward to helping them build a national powerhouse in Trill Entertainment.” 

Created in Louisiana by the late Pimp C of UGK, Trill Entertainment is now housed in Atlanta and is home to artists including Lil Boosie and Webbie. The label also released a film under Trill Films, titled Ghetto Story, which featured Mike Epps, Hoops, Bun B, and Paul Wall.

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Currently, the label is gearing up for album releases from Webbie this year, and Lil Boosie in early 2012.