Veteran Brooklyn, New York emcee/producer Ill Bill announced with the new year that he is recording a 2012 solo album, The Grimy Awards. After collaborative projects with Jedi Mind Tricks’ Vinnie Paz (Heavy Metal Kings) and Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs, (Kill Devil Hills) this is Bill’s first completely solo outing since 2008’s acclaimed Hour of Reprisal.

The La Coka Nostra member and co-founder of Non-Phixion exclusively told HipHopDX that he’s working with the likes of Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, The Beatnuts’ Psycho Les, MoSS, Stu Bangas, C-Lance and House of Pain’s DJ Lethal on production. More details on the album will be announced, as Bill is looking at third or fourth quarter, 2012 release. A label has yet to be announced. Previously, Ill Bill has worked with Fat Beats Records and Suburban Noize Records, in addition to his own Uncle Howie Records imprint.

Before that, La Coka Nostra has Masters of The Dark Arts planned for spring, 2012 release. Earlier this week, they released a video from that album, “Malverde Market.”

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