New Rochelle, New York emcee/producer Lord Jamar has recently announced his sophomore album, Known Associates. A follow-up to Jamar’s 2006 spiritual-minded release The 5% Album, the Brand Nubian member confirmed to HipHopDX that Known Associates will include bandmate Sadat X, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Cappadonna and Lord Superb. Jamar mentioned that more guests are expected, but confirmation is awaited.

The October 12, 2010 November 10, 2010 release will be with the same iHipHop Babygrande Records family that released The 5% Album. Since his last release, Jamar has worked with Hasan Salaam, Just-Ice and Sadat. (September 12)

UPDATE: Babygrande Records confirmed that additional features include Jay Electronica, Bun B, Xzbit, dead prez, B-Real and Lil Dap of Group Home. (September 13)

UPDATE #2: Lord Jamar confirmed via Twitter that Known Associates will now be scheduled for March release.

(October 10, 2010)

UPDATE #3: Today it was announced that Known Associates will release on Universal Indie Records. A date will be announced shortly.