R&B singer Bobby V has left Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam for the independent route. According to Billboard.com, the departure was amicable.
V, who plans to release a six-track EP, followed by a full-length studio album, called his time at DTP a “great stepping stone and learning experience. I look at this as my going off to college. It was time for me to step out on my own and show the world who Bobby V the artist really is.“
V’s digital-only EP, Come With Me, will become available April 29. The EP was recorded with the help of producer Bill Jabr.
“Bill and I are on a vibe to do something different beyond the R&B norm,” said V. “I call it R&B alternative: we use live instrumentation like electric guitars but the drums remain very urban/rhythmic.“
The EP also features production from longtime collaborators Tim & Bob, as well as Raphael Saadiq. The first single, “When I See You Smile” featuring Lil Wayne is already making its rounds at radio.
Bobby released two albums in his time at DTP; his self-titled album debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and stands at 706,000. His follow-up, while posting the same chart stats, managed only 267,000 copies.