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are a team of hip hop producers from Miami, Florida
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, consisting of Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon.
The duo started their own record label, Epidemic Records. They signed a contract with Jive Records in 2003 concerning the distribution of their first artist, Dirtbag.
In August 2010, the duo officially partnered with Cash Money Records
Cash Money Records is a record label founded by brothers Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams. Today it operates as a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, and is distributed by Universal Republic Records as of 2011...
. In April 2011, the duo signed a deal with Interscope Records
Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group that currently operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group.-History:...
through Cash Money (the first time Cash Money is under another Universal label), also to distribute their label Epidemic Records.