Founding Goodie Mob member
Big Gipp has formed a group with St. Lunatics Member Ali and the two are preparing
an album for Nelly’s Derrty Entertainment this spring.
run-ins at awards shows and recording their first song together, the duo decided
to work on an album, titled Kinfolk, as Gipp and Ali.
of Derrty Entertainment, said the concept of the album was to approach songs
in a fun, humorous manner, rather than tackle serious issues.
a real ghetto feel to it, like, strip club type songs. We didn’t really go too
deep on anything, no controversial subjects," Ali told AllHipHop.com. "The
direction of making the album was, let’s just have a good time, let’s just say
exactly what we feel."
Gipp, a member
of the Atlanta-based Dungeon Family including OutKast, described the collaborative
effort as a new beginning for himself and Ali.
people can expect is a mix of the Midwest and the southern, and how close we
are, the way we came up, the things we listen to, and how similar we are in
sound," Gipp told AllHipHop.com. "Because of each of our backgrounds,
I think that we come from two very distinctive groups of MCs, so I think the
message is one that’s gonna be real fresh to the ear."
on Kinfolk include Murphy, Kyjuan and Nelly of the St. Lunatics, OutKast
half Big Boi, Young Buck, Three Six Mafia and Jacki-O.
The album is being
recorded in St. Louis, California and Atlanta. The two are still members of
their respective groups and both groups are working on new material.
“This album aint nothing
but singles and hits,” Gipp continued. “People are going to be able
to let this ride front to the back.”
Ali agreed, saying “The
atmosphere is so good, you know what I am saying? We are brothers from another
mother and we are taking it from STL to ATL. Things are really good for the
mid-west and the south right now.”
The album is expected this
spring on Derrty Entertainment/Universal.