Grammy Award winning
writer and MC, Rhymefest, has signed to Allido/J Records to release his highly
anticipated album, Blue Collar.
on the album, which hits stores July 11, include Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Just
Blaze, NO-ID, Cool & Dre, Mike Payne and John Henry (Animal House Productions)
West's hit "Jesus Walks," from West's debut album, The College
Dropout. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, while The College
Dropout earned Album of the Year in 2004.
Since the release
of his first single "Brand New" along with countless mixtapes and
a Grammy Award, Rhymefest has been dubbed the "one to watch" by critics
and fans alike.
According to Rhymefest,
the aptly titled Blue Collar is a reflection of everyday, real people.
Rhymefest offers an introspective look into the war in Iraq on the track "Bullet,"
featuring Citizen Cope.
The rapper also
explains the trouble with failing relationships in "All Girls Cheat,"
which features J Records label mate Mario. Other songs on the album include
"Fever," "Devil's Pie," "Dynomite," "Sister"
and "Build Me Up," featuring the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.
touring in the beginning of the summer with Method Man, Little Brother and Common
to support Blue Collar.
Upcoming tour dates
and venues will be announced soon.