Duck Down Signs Harlem Rapper Black Rob; New Album On The Way

(AllHipHop News) Former Bad Boy Records artist Black Rob is poised to return to the Hip-Hop game with a new album being released via popular independent label, Duck Down Records. The rapper, who was released from prison after serving four years in May over a grand larceny charge, is back in the studio recording material for Game Tested & Street Approved, which is due in stores in 2011 via Duck Down. According to Black Rob, Game Tested and Street Approved is a "testimony of what I stand for and how I feel.""The people have been asking for true Hip-Hop music, and that's what I'm giving them," Black Rob stated. "I stayed away from features. I've been away for 4 joints, so I feel the people deserve to hear me. When I came home, I went right to work, and didn't have time to reach out to cats. On my next project you will get that. As for producers, I have some up-and-coming cats on there. I believe in giving cats a chance. As far as named producers you may hear a joint or two from Buckwild, Self Service, Bishop, Scram Jones and Pete Rock." Game Tested and Street Approved is Black Rob's first album in over five years. His sophomore album The Black Rob Report was released in 2005 and has moved over 100,000 units to date. His Bad Boy debut, Life Story, moved over 1 million units, based on the hit single "Whoa!"The rapper will perform new material from his Duck Down debut at the Duck Down VS Blacksmith showcase on October 19th at Le Poisson Rouge in New York during the CMJ Music Marathon. "If I'm going independent why not go with a team I respect, and they have always had a true family setting & environment," Black Rob said of his decision to sign with Duck Down Records.