Supporters of Lords of the Underground (LOTUG) will be pleased to hear that the veteran Newark, New Jersey trio will be celebrating their 20th year in the game with their fifth album release. The tentatively untitled project will be executive produced by another Hip Hop veteran, Marley Marl.
No release date has been provided as of yet. The crew did unveil a sneak preview to the album with a video, which is below.
The group has released several hits including 1993’s “Here Come the Lords,” and “Chief Rocka,” perhaps the cut they’re most known for. Their last album, House of Lords, was released in 2007, while DoItAll released the Pete Rock-supported album, American Du last year.
UPDATE: Lords of the Underground have revealed that their upcoming fifth album will be their last “for a minute.” “This is probably our last studio album on some real shit for a minute as Lords of the Underground,” they said in a preview video for the untitled project. “Not that we’re breaking up. It’s not about the artist. It’s gotta be for the fans.”
Additionally, the trio is hitting the road this summer on an international tour.
“It’s time, man!” said Dotiall in a statement. “We’ve toured the world, we’ve done our separate ventures, and, now, we go back to what brought us to the dance. This time, it’s for not just us, but the fans as well.”
June 25 – Zurich – Touch the Air Festival
June 27 – Toulouse – La Dynamo
June 28 – Lyon – La Marquise
June 30 – Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique
August 5 – Germany – Confirmed
August 6 – Germany – Confirmed