Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In Stores Today: May 17, 2011

Hitting shelves today are three projects I've been anticipating for quite some time. Up first we've got a new release by Killer Mike (a.k.a. Mike Bigga, a.k.a. the young Ice Cube of the South) titled Pl3dge, a follow-up to his 2008 full-length I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II. Production on the LP is handled by none other than No I.D., Flying Lotus, Sweatbox Productions, The Beat Bullies and more. Featured artists include T.I., Gucci Mane, Big Boi, Twista and Young Jeezy. Salute! Next up it's Edo. G's tenth official full-length project, A Face in the Crowd, featuring guest emcees Bishop Lamont, Slaine, M-1 and Chali 2na, with production by DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, Astronote, M-Phazes and more. Veteran backpack rap shit for your aural pleasure. Finally we've got long-time collaborators Neek the Exotic and Large Professor hooking up for a joint project entitled Still on the Hustle. The Queens-bred partners bring along like-minded golden era revivalists like producers Lord Finesse, Marco Polo and emcee Joell Ortiz for this Fat Beats release.

Preview each album below: