Former Lecrae Labelmate Sho Baraka Signs New Distribution Deal, Readies "Talented 10th" Album

AllHipHop Staff

(AllHipHop News) After moving on from former inspiration-based label Reach Records, rapper Sho Baraka recently joined forces with an artist collective called High Society and signed a new distribution deal with Syntax.

As part of the deal, Sho Baraka announced the release of his third studio album, Talented 10th, on January 1, 2013. The project marks Sho’s debut of his first full-length album as an indie artist.

“I'm excited to work with an awesome artist and lyricist that transcends this Hip Hop game and touches the world in so many positive ways," said producer Jon Jon Traxx, who has also worked with Beyonce and cover-singing couple, Karmin. "Be on the lookout for greatness!” he added.

Sho Baraka, who has collaborated in the past with artists such as rising rap sensation Lecrae, says he hopes to “be exceptional for the benefit of others" via his music.

According to a press statement by his PR outfit, Quality Junk, Sho Baraka’s sophomore output, Lions and Liars, debuted at #15 on Billboard Hip Hop charts, #3 on iTunes Hip Hop charts and #14 overall on iTunes charts back in 2010.

Since joining with High Society, Sho Baraka has collaborated on the mixtape, Circa MMXI, and he has also toured Africa in the past.

Talented 10th debuts on New Year's Day 2013 via High Society/Syntax Distribution.