Rapper BG is paving the way to provide more exposure for his New Orleans-based group, the Chopper City Boyz, with a forthcoming compilation album.
In addition to featuring the former Cash Money Records rapper, the release, titled Life In The Concrete Jungle, will include appearances from the Chopper City Boyz as well as Lady Dolla, C-Murder, Alfamega, Blood Raw, Rocko, Hurricane Chris and Skip.
According to B.G., the timing couldnt be better for the Chopper City Boyz to make a bigger impression on music fans.
"Everybody knows The Chopper City Boyz in the south because they've made appearances on my last four studio albums before releasing their own debut album, We Got This, so people were waiting for something from them," the former Cash Money Records rapper said. "I decided to sign them to Chopper City Records because they showed me their loyalty as artists and they were willing to put in the hard work that it takes to make it in this industry."
Although fans are familiar with the groups musical style, a different side emerges on "Bubble Gum," the first single from Life in the Concrete Jungle.
"We branded ourselves a whole lot more this time with this compilation and we're gearing up for our sophomore album," said Chopper City Boyz member Snipe. "Now that fans are more familiar with our music, I got a lot of people coming up to me and asking when will there be another Chopper City Boyz album, so I know they're expecting us and we gonna give them some heat to hold onto until our albums drop."
Life in the Concrete Jungle serves as a sample of the mind state of the Chopper City Boyz as B.G. and Chopper City Records CEO Carol Dorsey revealed that "a more advanced, more mature Chopper City Boyz" will be heard on the 17-track compilation.
"The Chopper City Boyz have stepped up their game since the last album," B.G. stated. "We got enough banga's for their second album that we could afford to put a compilation of even more hot tracks for the streets. The streets have spoken! They're ready for more of Snipe and Gar, so as the head n***a in charge, we gonna give 'em a little taste on how they comin' for their second album!"
The release of Life in the Concrete Jungle comes amid the groups new distribution deal through Asylum Records and the imminent release of B.G.'s Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood on Atlantic Records.
Life in the Concrete Jungle is slated to hit stores on Aug. 26.