Yesterday (March 13), digital label A.E.G. announced that Tupac Shakur and Boot Camp Cliks fabled One Nation album would finally see an official release on March 20.
While Hip-Hop fans were surprised, no one was more so than Duck Down CEO Dru Ha, who explained that his organization was never approached about releasing the album they helped create.
Aside from Pac before he passed and continuing to stay in contact with the Outlawz and the family, nobody has even been in contact with us about our involvement, our interest in tracks, etc. Dru Ha told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement. Ive never heard of this company but well certainly be contacting them to find out what were not in the know of.
One Nation was the brainchild of Tupac and Boot Camp Clik, and aimed at dispelling the growing tensions between East and West Coast artists and fans in the wake of the Bad Boy-Death Row feud.
According to a press release from A.E.G., the album includes appearances from The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Big Daddy Kane, Greg Nice, and Tha Outlawz.
At press time, Afeni Shakur and representatives from the Shakur estate could not be reached for comment.
On February 24, Duck Down released Smoke N Mirrors, the debut album from Cypress Hill frontman B-Real.