Jurassic 5 co-founder Chali 2na and former Stones Throw Records artist Roc C have announced their formation of group, Ron Artiste. The pair’s first album, R.I.D.S. is expected to release on KashRoc Entertainment on August 14, 2012.

Previously, Chali has done a collaborative album with Supernatural, in addition to his work with J5 and Ozomatli. Roc C is said to be working on an additional album with Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother fame.

Ron Artiste takes its name from Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Ron Artest, who is now known as Meta World Peace.

[June 12]

UPDATE: KashRoc Entertainment notified HipHopDX that Ron Artiste’s R.I.D.S. will include feature appearances from King Tee, The Alchemist, Edo G., Krondon, Oh No, Rapper Big Pooh, Lee Bannon, LMNO, Soul Professa, Tristate, Casual and IMakeMadBeats.

[June 26]

UPDATE #2: The tracklist has been revealed for Ron Artiste’s R.I.D.S., due August 14th.

1. Rontro
2. Ron’s Theme feat. Edo G.
3. Trapped In
4. Wisewords feat. Oh No
5. Noplace2hide feat. Big Pooh
6. Bar Catchers
7. High Enuff feat. Krondon
8. I Will feat. Ariano
9. Riot in Da Stands feat. Casual
10. Prepared feat. LMNO
11. You Try
12. Go Hard feat. MED
13. Follow
14. Ang Artiste feat. Ang 13
15. Meta Artiste feat. Tristate and Alchemist
16. Homicide feat. King Tee
17. DOA Laid feat. Laid Law

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