After last year’s Cocky and Confident Atlantic Records release that was completely distributed by E1 Entertainment, veteran New Orleans rapper Juvenile is fully independent. E1 will solely handle Juvy’s second release in less than a year, July 6’s Beast Mode.

“The main reason for putting out this record in the summer is that it’s a summer album.  I made this album for my fans, especially for my female fans out there,” said Juvenile of the release.

Although details are still emerging, Juvenile will also use this opportunity to launch his UTP Records, who joins E1 in releasing the ninth official album from the platinum ’90s and ’00s emcee.

Juvenile’s first single from Beast Mode is “Drop That Azz” .