Queens native and Weathermen emcee Yak Ballz has been due to release Gas Galaxy for sometime now. When Definitive Jux went on hiatus it threw a wrench in the mix, leading to Yak to think outside the box. Rather then release the album in the traditional manner, he will drop a new song each month this year. He explained the concept in a statement on his site.

“I have been talking about the progress of the Gas Galaxy album; writing/producing for what seems like an eternity with my partner Chapter 7. Well, we are in the final stages of it’s completion. HOWEVER, as the times change every day as we know it, so does everything from marketing a project to the way music is released.

So with a great deal of thought and deliberation, we (Chapter 7, Oliver Cartwright, and myself) have decided to bring you the Gas Galaxy LP over the span of this entire year. We will be doing an online only release via yakballz.net of one new song per month from Gas Galaxy for the rest of 2011 starting now in January.

yes ONE SONG PER MONTH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR! It will not only allow us to focus and put our energy into each song every month as they individually deserve it, but to give YOU something to put in rotation on your monthly playlists with video’s and other cool additions surrounding the music to look out for all year long. By the end of the year you will have the first phase of the album in it’s entirety. Ultimately we will release it officially for purchase in the second phase with swagged out remixes and even more new songs.”

The first song “DSMU’ comes out today (Thursday January 27),  and is available for free download at yakballz.net.