Rap Group Brand Nubian Signs With Babygrande, Working On 5th Album

Babygrande Records

has inked a deal with Brand Nubian and the group is in the recording studio finishing

up their fifth album.

"The Nubians

are legendary," Babygrande's CEO, Chuck Wilson told AllHipHop.com. "They

were the first to weave knowledge of self into undeniable club and radio hits."

In addition to

the Brand Nubian album, Babygrande will release solo records from Lord Jamar,

Sadat X and Grand Puba sometime in 2005.

Babygrande and

Brand Nubian will celebrate the reunion, as well as the release of Jean Grae's

Boot Leg of The Bootleg EP during a special performance at S.O.B.'s "Plain

Rap" series with AllHipHop, November 18th.

"This is what

hip-hop is missing today," Wilson continued. "In my opinion all of

their albums are timeless classics. It's truly an honor to work with them."

Brand Nubian released

four critically acclaimed albums, All For One, In God We Trust,

Everything Is Everything and The Foundation.

The untitled Brand

Nubian album is due in stores in 2004.