MJG Releasing First Solo Album In Eight Years

Memphis, Tennessee rapper MJG of the rap duo Eightball & MJG has announced his first solo release in eight years, titled This Might Be the Day.

The album, which is due in stores next month on Atlanta-based label 404 Music, is MJG’s second album since his 1999 solo debut, No More Glory.

404 Music was founded in 1998 by Nina K. Easton, the co-founder of former indie powerhouse label Ichiban Records, which included artists like MC Breed, Curtis Mayfield, 95 South and others.

The label suspended operations while Easton concentrated on running MDI Distribution, also based out of Atlanta.

Easton relaunched 404 Music in October of 2007.

"As a fan from the beginning, I always wished that I could have signed the group [EightBall & MJG] to our label [Ichiban Records]," Easton said. "We would have been a perfect match. Now it gives me great personal pleasure to finally work with a pioneer like MJG and be part of his movement."

This Might Be The Day is due in stores at the end of April.