G-Unit's Spider Loc Talks New Album, Acting Career

G-Unit rapper

Spider Loc is preparing a variety of projects as he records upcoming debut album

titled West Kept Secret. The

album, which is slated for a 2007 release date, features Young Buck, Snoop Dogg,

Ice Cube and 50 Cent, as well as production from Sha Money XL, Scott Storch Hi-Tek

and others. While

Spider Loc's major label debut is being produced, he has gained a loyal fan base

by releasing a number of mixtapes, including a recent MixUnit.com collaboration

titled Connected with West coast legend DJ Felli Fel and an upcoming Gangsta

Grill mixtape with Philly's DJ Drama. "I'm

just trying to make the most quality album I can make," Spider Loc told AllHipHop.com.

"It's been a long time coming and there's no need to put a half a** effort

out there, so we are cooking it up. It's gonna be the best of the West."Last

week, the South Central native took a break from recording West Kept Secret to

star as a character named "Gangster" in an upcoming episode of The WB's

dramatic series Cold Case."I

only have one line on the show, but it's a good start for me," Spider Loc

told AllHipHop.com. "[But] I am taking acting serious. I just finished shooting

a full length feature film entitled Parole, which costars Master P and Cedric

Thomas," Spider Loc told AllHipHop.com. Parole,

a drama/comedy, was shot on location in Compton and South Central, Los Angeles.

The flick was lensed by Sal Martino, who edited Master P.'s 2006 comedy, Repos,

as well as Larry Elder's 2004's DVD, Michael & Me. "My

character goes to prison quite a bit," Spider Loc revealed. "It's about

a woman who has a bone to pick with me. After 15 years of wanting to be next to

me, she finally has me in her house, when I am paroled through a prison ministry

and she tries to kill me." West

Kept Secret and Parole will be released in 2007.