(AllHipHop News) Grand Puba has renewed his partnership with Babygrande Records for the release of his upcoming The More Things Change album. The Brand Nubian founding member's 5th solo LP is slated to hit stores this spring, and he plans to use the project as a platform to shed light on the proverb "the more things change, the more they stay the same."
"I have always felt that I am both an emcee and messenger for the people. Technology has ushered in the Information Age and its time for all people to use this age to right the wrongs of the past and set things up for a righteous future," Puba tells AllHipHop.com.
The More Things Change will be the first official release from Grand Puba since 2009's Retroactive. The politically conscious lyricist starts his Babygrande reunion off with the project's title track. The jazz-influenced song narrates Puba's views on police brutality, slave movies, stolen history, unifying the community, and Black pride. "The More Things Change" single features production by PhD and vocals from Isis.
"It saddens me to see a new generation experiencing the same social, political and economic challenges that every generation prior has faced. The world is watching everything from police brutality, to the failure of our judicial system, to Hollywood's continuous inaccurate portrayal of our Egyptian ancestors. The world is watching," adds the Hip Hop legend. "I am thrilled to be back with Babygrande to release my new album and to do my part as an emcee and as a messenger."
Listen to Grand Puba's "The More Things Change" single below and purchase the track on iTunes.