Ed Noeltner's CinemaManagement Group (CMG) will commence pre-sales in Cannes on its 12-title rapand hip hop DVD premiere set The Streets Are Talkin'.
Each DVD in the collectionwill feature cutting edge music, interviews and footage and will be accompaniedby a specially created bonus CD mix.
The first title set fordomestic release in June is Reality Check - Junior Mafia Vs Lil Kim, which explores hip hop's long running feud andfeatures previously unreleased music from Junior M.A.F.I.A. and NotoriousB.I.G. LA-based Phoenix Entertainment has domestic rights on the films.
July releases include ExclusiveStreet Battles and GhettoCelebrities, which include unseenfootage of Jay-Z and interviews with 50 Cent, Kay Slay and Papoose.
That Diesel, which is scheduled to launch domestically inAugust, contains exclusive interviews, videos and freestyles from JuelzSantana, Joe Budden, Stack Bundles, and Meedah among others.
"[U]nlike the polishedand glossy contents of MTV or VH1, The Streets Are Talkin' will feature uncensored, from-the-streets footage,interviews and behind the scenes music recording sessions from many of theirbiggest rap/hip hop stars," Noeltner said.
"Millions of consumersaround the globe are fans of Rap and Hip Hop and we are offering ourinternational distributors the opportunity to tap into this lucrativemarket."
Razorback Entertainment'sTony Perez and Eric Davis negotiated the deal with Noeltner.
CMG will be showing promoreel footage and the complete DVD artwork to buyers in Cannes.