With the positive results that their
groupmates have found by working on full-length projects with outside
collaborators, it seems like Young RJ and Rapper Big
Pooh are making a wise decision by joining forces for an entire
A press release circulating online
says that the Detroit producer and North Carolina emcee—who have found
previous success through their respective groups, BR Gunna and
Little Brother—connected through Scrap Dirty, who is
RJ’s manager and a Violator DJ.
While Pooh earned critical praise
with his solo debut Sleepers in 2005, RJ has yet to release
an entire project that he’s produced. He has, however, landed beats
on albums from the likes of Lloyd Banks, Young Buck,
Phat Kat and Kurupt.
A snippet of “Money,” the first
single from the as-of-yet untitled album, is making its way through
internet message boards as well. The track features Frank, from
Detroit emcee duo Frank-N-Dank.
As stated earlier, the two’s groupmates
have found success in their collaborative LPs as well. Black Milk,
Young RJ’s production partner in BR Gunna, has reteamed
with the group’s third member Fat Ray for the upcoming album
The Set Up, and collaborated with California rapper Bishop Lamont
for last year’s Caltroit LP. Phonte, the other half
of Little Brother, is working on his second album with producer
Nicolay as the group Foreign Exchange.