Veteran rapper KRS-One and reggae artist Mad Lion
have joined forces and created a new group, Double Trouble.
"They have worked together on this project
for almost a year, writing and creating," KRS' publicist Will Banister
KRS, who was traveling, could not be reached
Banister said that the two have recorded songs
with Barrington Levy, Da Brat, Edley Shine from Born Jamericans and Macy Gray.
"A lot of people forget that KRS is a very
accomplished producer. They have been working together for years and they have
had a lot of success, together and individually," Banister said.
The unfinished album has yet to find a home,
a concern that doesn't bother KRS. He is deciding whether to seek major backing
or take the independent route.
In June, KRS filed an injunction against Koch
Records, from releasing what has been labeled unfinished demos. KRS succeeded
in blocking the release and according Banister, the split was amicable.
"KRS is totally free from Koch and any label
situation and I think that's where this new energy comes from," Banister
The album is scheduled to hit stores next year.