After a multi-year break from J Records, Chicago emcee Rhymefest is finally seeing the light of day with his sophomore album El Che. The album, which will be released independently, and features production from Scram Jones, will be released on May 18, 2010.

Last night, ‘Fest promised fans that release date via his Twitter account (@Rhymefest). The announcement has yet to be followed up with any additional album information. In recent years, Rhymefest has made acclaimed mixtapes such asMan In The Mirror with Mark Ronson and The Manualwith Scram.

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UPDATE: dNIBe Entertainment offered additional details on El Che. For starters, they are the EMI-distributed label that will release the album. The 16-track effort also will feature Little Brother and Saigon as emcee guests.

Rhymefest spoke of his decision to partner with the label that’s also parent company to the Dangerous Negro clothing brand. “I wanted to be somewhere that not only appreciates artistry, lyricism, and originality, but also serves a greater purpose in Hip Hop and the Black community.” The emcee now has full creative control of his art. Leading up to May, fans are encouraged to visit ElCheTheMovement.com for exclusive content.

UPDATE: The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Intro: The Agent
2. Talk My Shit
3. Say Whassup (feat. Phonte (of Little Brother))
4. How High (feat. Little Brother & Darien Brockington)
5. Chocolates
6. One Arm Push Up
7. Prosperity
8. Truth On You (feat. Twone Gabz)
9. Intermission: Juan Carlos
10. Chicago
11. Agony (feat. Glenn Lewis)
12. Last Night
13. Give It To Me (feat. Saigon & Adad)
14. Intermission: No Help
15. City Is Fallen (feat. Slique)
16. Celebration

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In other news, a 17 track collection has released today of the late Byrdgang member Stack Bundles. Hip Hop’s Savior features the following tracks:

Tracklisting
1. Intro
2. Rock Scrams
3. Hustler’s Spirit
4. Back To The Basics
5. Can’t Take That From Me
6. Learn You A Lesson
7. A Star
8. Fly Music
9. Hey Girl
10. The Procedure
11. Change Up
12. Pimpin’ Won’t Die
13. Ease The Pain
14. Get Over The Hump
15. Ashes To Ashes
16. Brotha Keeper
17. Please Forgive Me

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The 25 year-old Queens emcee was murdered in 2007. Stack was known for his work with Jim Jones, Max B, as well as Joe Budden and DJ Clue’s Desert Storm crew in the earlier part of the decade.