Inspired by support among his fans, rapper Unk is gearing up for the release of his upcoming album, Second Season.
The Big Oomp Records / KOCH Records set is the follow up to Unk’s 2006 debut Beat’n Down Yo Block, which featured the hits “Walk It Out,” and “2 Step.”
To date, both singles have sold 3 million ringtones and 2.6 million digital units combined.
The success of “Walk It Out” and “2 Step” resulted in equal good fortune for Beat’n Down Yo Block, which spent 74 consecutive weeks on the Billboard charts.
As a result, Unk was named Billboard’s #1 top new Hip-Hop artist of 2007.
Guests for Second Season include Tennessee-based rap collective Three 6 Mafia, as well as singers Ray J and Sean Kingston.
The sophomore release represents a new chapter for Unk, who says the album “highlights the best beat makers in the country: Top Quality Productions, home of Big Oomp Records.”
“This album represents the world tour I’ve just come back from,” the rapper told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “I’ve been inspired by my fans and this record is for my fans.”
Fans will get their first taste of Second Season with the DJ Montay-produced first single “Show Out.”
A video for the song, which was shot in Atlanta and directed by Raging Nation Films director Dale “Rage” Resteghini, is scheduled to debut on music video outlets in the coming weeks.
Unk’s Second Season is slated to hit stores on Nov. 4.