English group Keane may be injecting some Hip-Hop into their brand of rock, due to recent collaborations with Rapper Kanye West and KNaan. The group was recently in the recording studio with Kanye West, according to NME.com. Keane and Kanye started work on a song that could be released sometime this year. The collaboration came about after group members in Keane found out that Kanye West was a huge fan of their work, including their 2008 single "Spiralling." "We worked with Kanye just for one night, but we're hoping to get some more stuff done with him in the next few weeks," Keanes lead singer Tom Chaplin said. "We heard from his manager that the first time he heard 'Spiralling' he, like, played it 40 times in a row and was kind of obsessed with it." Chaplin said that working with Hip-Hop artists was a good fit for their sound. "I think we've discovered that you can actually really push it and be experimental and get something really fresh and different out of it."
Mobb Deep member Prodigy is putting his time behind bars to good use. The rapper, who is currently serving a 3 ½- year jail sentence for a gun possession charge, announced he would be releasing his untitled biography the same day he is released from Midstate Correctional Facility in New York. I have an autobiography coming out the same time that I get out and I decided to save my best knowledge and information for my book, Prodigy explained on his blog. If I let it all loose in these blogs then it would leave little to nothing for my book to reveal. I can guarantee that my autobiography will be relevant 100 years from now cause its not some bulls**t written to just sound good. People will learn from my book and can even share the information with their children. As of press time, Prodigys scheduled release date sometime in 2011.
50 Cent will embark upon a five-date book tour with Robert Greene, co-author of the rappers upcoming book The 50th Law. Greene, who authored the book The 48 Laws of Power and The 33 Strategies of War, will be featured on the tour conversing with 50 Cent about life, business and strategies to succeed. According to Pollstar, the tour will make stops in New York City (Town Hall, Sept. 8), Washington D.C. (Howard U., Sept. 9), Atlanta (The Tabernacle., Sept. 10), Royal Oak, Michigan (Royal Oak Music Theatre, Sept. 11) and Los Angeles (The Wiltern, Sept. 12). The 50th Law is due in stores in September.
Former Three 6 Mafia member Lord Infamous will release Blood Money on July 28th, via his own independent label Black Rain Entertainment. Blood Money is Lord Infamous fourth solo album and third since breaking away from Three 6 Mafia. The new album features his crew members II Tone and T-Rock, as well as various guest appearances, including a high profile cameo from Grammy Award winning rapper Chamillionaire. The track listing for Blood Money is listed below:
1. Blood Money 2. Ni**as Like You 3. Love My Whip feat. Chamillionaire 4. Chopper Talk feat. Mac Montese 5. Ball Off Remix 6. Heen Bout It 7. I Need Drugs 8. What You Bitches Wanna Do 9. Get It Crackin 10. Show Up feat. Mac Montese 11. Workin feat. Scrilla Man, Suga, Mac Montese 12. 1-900 13. Do This 14. No Problems feat. Mac Montese, Big Cheese, C-Mob 15. Crunk N Throwed 16. The Streets feat. Mac Montese, Flo Dawgs