Rapper Big Pooh of North Carolina duo Little Brother, has paired up with Grammy-nominated producer Young RJ to create a new studio album due out in June of 2008, the producers manager DJ Scrap Dirty told AllHipHop.com.
The two artists, from vastly different musical backgrounds, are working to combine their passion for Hip-Hop and all things musical, to create an album that will change the current landscape of music.
Young RJ will take the lead on the projects direction, Pooh says, while he is focused on the projects lyricism.
“You can find a lot of beat makers, but they dont actually know how to make a song out of the beat,” Big Pooh told AllHipHop.com. “Thats what separates RJ from a lot of beat makers out there.”
“Were going to make good music,” added Young RJ. “Instead of just trying to go in and focusing on a single, were just trying to make good music.”
The son of 80s Funk/Soul artist and Barak Records founder R.J. Rice, Young RJs past production credits include Slum Villages last three studio albums, Trinity, Detroit Deli, and Slum Village.
Young RJ also boast production credit on Lloyd Banks last album Rotten Apple and is responsible for Young Bucks current single, “Push Em Back.”
The producer is also nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the song “Thats The Way of The World,” singer Dweles contribution to the compilation album Interpretations: Celebrating The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire.
“This album has a lot of heart and soul and will change the way cats pick and choose what they really want to hear,” Scrap Dirty said.