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Louisville, Kentucky rap group Nappy Roots have announced they are working on a new album with veteran Hip-Hop production team, Organized Noize.
The five-man collective, which consists of Fish Scales, B. Tille, Clutch, Big. V. and Skinny DeVille, is currently in Organized Noize' Dungeon East recording studio.
“We’ve been credited with creating the “Sound of the South,” and Nappy Roots is considered the “Conscience of the South,” so it’s great that Nappy wanted to work with us,” says Rico Wade of the Noize team, which also includes Sleepy Brown and Ray Murray. “People are going to be impressed by this album.”
Rico Wade's boasts shouldn't be taken lightly. Wade and Organized Noize have crafted hit albums and songs for Outkast, TLC, Ludacris, Xscape and others,
“It’s an honor to be working with legends like Organized Noize," said group member Skinny DeVille. "Nappy Roots is a family and Organized Noize is like our older cousins that we haven’t seen in a while, so the [sessions are] like a family reunion. We stayed true to ourselves, but Organized Noize has pushed our limits and taken the music to the next level.”
Nappy Roots' upcoming album is being released by AVJ Records, a joint venture run by Jason "Boogie" Brown and Shannon Houchins that has artists like country rapper Colt Fold, Montgomery Gentry and Corey Smith.
"We’re happy to be partnering up with Nappy Roots on the next stage of their career," said Shannon Houchins. "They are an important part of Hip Hop history and we are honored to continue their legacy.”
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COMMENTARY BY RAY MURRAY, 1/3 OF ORGANIZED NOIZE