After a few years in lockdown, Da Brat is back in the studio working with her mentor and longtime partner in music, Jermaine Dupri. The So So Def camp released a video blog this week, one that features the two working together. In it, there is an announcement of a Brat mixtape that will be released later this month. 

The vlog features Dupri working on a beat for a few minutes, a silent, black-and-white look at the beatsmith in the studio. There is also footage of Da Brat writing on a notepad, scribbling her thoughts down. The video captures a brief conversation between the two where Dupri asks Brat to announce her mixtape’s release date. 

“Memorial Day weekend,” she says, before repping for the label. “So So Def in the building.” 

Dupri also let fans know of his work with Brat by sending a message out to the world via Twitter. 

We in here creating a Monster with @brat and Brandon hines Wooooooooo !! #SOSODEFSUMMAless than a minute ago via Member Profile Favorite Retweet Reply

Supporters will be pleased to see Brat working in the studio once again. She has spent the last few years in prison, serving time for an aggravated assault conviction stemming from an altercation in an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in 2007. She was released early in March.