Man Bites Dog Records has signed emcee Playdough to the label. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, the former battle rapper joins a roster that also includes Harry Fraud, Roc Marciano, Killah Priest, Bronze Nazareth, Copywrite, Esoteric and Vast Aire, among others, according to its website.

“I wanted to work with Man Bites Dog Records because they’ve grown to be a label on everyone’s radar,” Playdough says in a press release. “They’re not a machine that spits out albums. They get behind their artists and surround each release with something unique for that project. I like that.”

Playdough’s first Man Bites Dog release is slated to be Gold Tips, his fourth studio album. He is working on the project with frequent collaborator, friend and DJ, DJ Sean P. Confirmed guests on Gold Tips include Oh No, Koncept, Promise and Copywrite.

“The thing that sticks to my ribs about Playdough’s music is the positive energy it creates,” says Man Bites Dog’s founder, R.M.L. “We finally have an album that doesn’t need a clean version. It adds a balance to the label and brings a new audience into the MBDR family.”

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