Little Rock, AR-based Official 1 Records has enlisted EVANESCENCE guitarist John LeCompt and Phil Tayler, frontman for alternative rock band FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD, to remix a track inspired by Arkansas' world-champion boxer Jermain Taylor as he prepares to defend his belt against ex-champ, Bernard Hopkins.
"I hadn't worked on a hip-hop project before," LeCompt said in a press release. "When Minthone Washington of Official 1 Records contacted me, I admit I was a bit apprehensive. After hearing the original track, I said 'Yeah, I can do this. It was really good."
Tayler, who has worked on rap projects before, stated, "Official 1 Records has a great sound. Artist Ball Jones is an awesome talent and I know we can bring an edgy, eclectic, high-energy feel to the already hot track."
"Knock 'em Out!" is the fourth single released by Official on Jermain Taylor's behalf.
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