Former Bad Boy South recording artist Jody Breeze has formally announced the launch of his new label, Young Gunna Records, with the release of his first solo single in nearly four years.
The Atlanta-area rapper, originally introduced to mainstream audiences in 2004 as one of the original members of Block Entertainment super-group Boyz N Da Hood, released the song “Too Much” online today (April 13), with an accompanying video clip to follow shortly.
First discovered by producer Jazze Pha, Jody Breeze was already working on his solo debut for Jazze’s Sho ‘Nuff Records, when he was recruited by Russell “Block” Spencer to join BNDH, alongside Young Jeezy, Big Gee and Duke.
While the group was touted as the “NWA of the South,” it was never able to rival Jeezy’s solo success, despite the popularity of its debut single “Dem Boyz.”
Following Jeezy’s departure from the group in 2006, Jody Breeze was the most vocal of the remaining members about the level of involvement his former group member had in the promotion of their self-titled debut album.
Despite the insistence by management that BNDH was always meant to be a launching pad for the solo careers of its members and the addition of rapper Gorilla Zoe to the roster, the group never recovered from what was viewed by many as a breakup.
Following the release of 2007′s Back Up N Da Chevy, which featured appearances by Rick Ross, Yung Joc, and T-Pain, Boyz N Da Hood quietly fell from public view.
With his Sho ‘Nuff debut, A Day in the Life of Jody Breeze, shelved indefinitely, the rapper continued releasing music through the mixtape circuit until his release from the label in 2008.
While he has yet to release details of his future plans for Young Gunna Records, Jody Breeze has revealed in previous interviews that intends on releasing A Day in the Life independently.