Brooklyn-based independent label Coalmine Records has announced the signings of emcee A La $ole and emcee/producer J57 and projected a mid-March delivery for their collaborative album.
Brooklyn’s A La $ole was on both Pro Era’s Peep: The Aprocalypse and The Shift.
Long Island’s J57 has produced for Skyzoo, Nitty Scott and Rapper Big Pooh.
“I first heard of J57 when Joey Bada$$ first cut that ‘Big Poppa $wank (Swank Rock)’ record,” A La $ole said of his initial exposure to the producer’s work. “It sent me back to when I first discovered my love for music, so I was instantly amazed by the production. Ever since then I wanted to work with him and now it’s actually mind-boggling that we are now putting together this masterpiece.”
“I’ve been down with/working with Joey Bada$$ for a couple of years and steadily watching the Pro Era movement,” J57 said. “A La $ole was the next Pro I wanted to work with because he’s a phenomenal lyricist. The project came together organically due to our mutual respect for each other’s craft. I know A La will be the next big thing and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
The album is untitled at present, and the release date has not been confirmed, save for a projected “mid-March delivery,” per Coalmine Records CEO Matt Diamond.