The Diary will finally be released this fall, after being pushed back
several times. In the meantime, Baltimore said that she will be giving away
a free mixtape, titled The Darkhalf Volume 1.
"I just completed
it, it should drop in the next month or so," Baltimore told AllHipHop.com.
"I am giving it to the mom and pop stores for free, if they want to sell
it that's fine. I don't want any profit from it. It's away of showing my gratitude
to everyone that helped me and giving back."
the mixtape with new producer Slaughter and said that the material on the mixtape
is brand new and will not feature previews of tracks from The Diary.
from the album," Baltimore continued. "I like to switch it up. I feel
like I have grown so much as an artist that I didn't need to."
dismissed the notion that there is tension between her and Murder Inc. CEO Irv
Gotti, due to her album being pushed back several times, or possibly the government
probe in money laundering accusations against the label.
has nothing to do with the artists, so it's not that," Baltimore said.
"The person that is in the spotlight has to come out, I understand that.
I been in the game long enough to understand that. I am happy to be signed and
to even have an album coming out."