Sitting down with the dopehouse and The Well Versed, Rapper Big Pooh spoke on his “soul bearing,” upcoming solo album.
“I’m working on a collaboration project with my man Roc C, the group is called Young Americans,” Pooh says. “The album isn’t titled yet but the first single is called ‘Set It Off’ produced by S1 (Producer of Kanye West’s ‘Power’). We actually have two videos done already.
“After (the collaboration project), my solo project Dirty Pretty Things is finally coming,” he reveals. It’s a project that has been discussed ever since 2005′s Sleepers was released. But for one reason or another, the album was pushed aside as Pooh worked with Little Brother on their final two albums.
“What you get (for the 4 years) I started working on Dirty Pretty Things now is what I’ve been working on since the beginning,” he says. “This is probably the most introspective and the most soul bearing stuff (I’ve recorded),” he says. “Even when you listen to it, it’s not necessarily me saying ‘I, I, I” but every story is my story. I’m definitely bearing my soul on this one.”
Representing Detroit, MI, Magestik Legend will end the 2010 year strong with this To Be Continued… Chapter 2 mixtape, hosted by Rapper Big Pooh & mixed by DJ Flash. His upcoming full length album, The Great Escape, drops Nov. 30th. Tracklist and link down bottom.
Before I get into this post I’d like to say that not having the internet at your house is the most irritating thing in the world! I’m forced to spend the day at a friends house (which I can’t even get into til 1 in the afternoon) then I’m forced to shut down shop waaay before I usually do. Meka’s been holding it down, but damn… I gotta get something moving. Anyways, RubyHornet got these three spitters together to do just that. Spit (in the park).
Before the semifinals of the Red Bull Big Tune beat battle in Chicago, Little Brother took the stage for a 20 minute set. Just Blaze also sets the mood for the finals with a DJ set spinning some of his records. Shouts to GoWhereHipHop.
MISTA23 — a regular 2dbz c-boy — shot over some footage he caught of Torae, Big Pooh & Skyzoo performing at Harper’s Ferry in Boston. Above Torae performs Get It In & Click w/ Skyzoo. After the jump he performs But Wait & Party Crashers (both off his upcoming Double Barrel album with Marco Polo). Skyzoo performs Appreciation, Fresh Fest & Alphabet Soup (off his Power of Words mixtape) in one clip; and Hold Tight (rmx) and Way to Go in another. While Big Pooh gets in The Strongest Man, Just Friends, Whatever You Say and Breakin’ My Heart and more.
Here goes the first joint off Marsha’s upcoming mixtape, Yours Truly, which will feature songs compiled by Don Cannon and produced by Aftermath’s Focus… Look for the tape (also featuring Busta Rhymes & The Game) dropping later this month. Shouts to Daniel. UPDATE: I admit I only gave this a half assed listen when I posted it and went right off the email I got (like other sites did). This also features Rapper Big Pooh. Little Brother up!