New York rapper Jadakiss recently spoke on the status of his tentatively-titled fourth studio album Top Five Dead Or Alive.

In an interview with Jenny Boom Boom of Hartford’s Hot 93.7 radio station, Jadakiss stated the album will drop as early as October, following the releases of Def Jam label mates The-Dream, Rick Ross, Kanye West and Young Jeezy.

With three songs already finished, Jada explained, “Their huge songs. That’s why I’m taking so long and that’s why I’m being so careful with the production. The beats don’t even need words on them, that’s how good the production is.”

While his previous three albums were between 17 to 21 tracks long, Jadakiss says Top Five Dead Or Alive will be a shortened 12 to14 records.

In other news, Big Cat Records owner/co-founder Melvin Breeden has purchased The Marietta Storm, a WBA (World Basketball Association) Exposure League team. Big Cat played an integral role in the careers of Gucci Mane and Khia.

To promote his newly-owned team, Breeden will be unveiling the Marietta Storms’ new roster, as well as the two players that have been selected to participate in NBA off-season workouts tonight (June 15) at STATS Sports Bar & Restaurant in Atlanta.

Established in 2004, the WBA is an alternative spring basketball league that prepares players to excel in the NBA, NBA D-League and CBA. Players that have made the NBA after starting out in the WBA include Jamario Moon (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Josh Powell (Los Angeles Lakers).

Finally, fans of veteran rapper/producer Necro have started a petition to get the Brooklyn-native on The Howard Stern Show.

Arguing the content similarities between the rapper and the Sirius/XM radio show host, the petition states, “Necro is the most vulgar rapper of all time and there’s no other musical act more suitable for Howard Stern than the Sexorcist himself. We the undersigned won’t rest until Necro is a guest on The Howard Stern Show.”

The petition has gotten nearly 600 signatures, with a goal of gaining 20,000. You can view/sign the petition here. Necro’s latest album Die! is out now.