Mr. Cheeks Launches Record Label, Preps New Album

Queens rapper Mr. Cheeks is preparing his third

solo album, Ladies and Ghettomen, but not without some legal problems.

Mr. Cheeks founded Legal Drug Money Records to

release his music independently in a partnership with Contango Records, a company

partially owned by underground rapper Breez Evahflowin.

However, Cheeks was under contract to another

label, The Commission Records. He won an injunction against the label to prevent

them from releasing his music, claiming they violated the terms of his recording


The Commission Records was planning to release

their own version of Ladies And Ghettomen, which would have conflicted

with his release of the same name.

Legal woes

aside, the album features production by Pete Rock & CL Smooth and boasts

a remake of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's "The Girl Is Mine."

"We're just regular street guys that like

to party, spend money, love the women and enjoy life," Cheeks said. "That's

what the album is mainly about."

The first single from the new album is "It's

Alright" featuring Truth Hurts. Ladies and Ghettomen hits stores

in September.