Jagged Edge Inks Deal With Rap Label Slip-n-Slide

AllHipHop Staff

Independent Hip-Hop label Slip-N-Slide has announced their signing of former Grammy winners and R&B chart-toppers Jagged Edge.

The four-man group was one of the more popular groups of the late 90s and early 2000s, dropping three gold (A Jagged Era,Hard, Jagged Edge) and two platinum albums (J.E. Heartbreak, Jagged Little Thrill) in a nine year span.

Now off of Island Def Jam, Slip-N-Slide president Ted Lucas is confident the group will regain their former status, and disclosed the collective is already at work on their seventh studio album.

“I’m excited to welcome Jagged Edge to the Slip-N-Slide Records family,” Lucas told AllHipHop.com. “They are one of the preeminent R&B groups of our time. They are going to pick up right where they left off and bring their fans some great new hit songs.”

The signing will allow Jagged Edge to retain their 581 Muzik label, which was utilized in creating the group’s last album, 2007’s Baby Makin’ Project.

As the first big name R&B group to sign to the label, longtime fans may be skeptical of Slip-N-Slide’s ability to properly promote Jagged Edge.

Twin brothers and Jagged members Brian and Brandon Casey do not share that concern, and declared that fans can expect them to launch a “new era” in R&B music next year.

“We are happy to embark on our collaboration between 581 Muzik Group and Slip-N-Slide Records,” brothers explained in a statement to AllHipHop.com. “They have been a dominating force in rap music and we have been a driving force in R&B Music. Together Ted Lucas and Jagged Edge will make for a groundbreaking 2010! Look out for our new album in 2010.”

At press time, Jagged Edge’s forthcoming Slip-N-Slide debut does not have a tentative release date or title.