Skinny Pimp Teams With Former NFL Player

Memphis, Tennessee rapper Kingpin Skinny Pimp is preparing to release his latest album, Tha Classic.The album is being released on Onlock Records/Grandstand Entertainment.Onlock Records is headed by former New Orleans Saints professional football player Jamie "JD" Drummond, while Grandstand is the creation of Ken Levy, former VP of Creative Services at Arista for 17 years."I'm excited both about our affiliation with Grandstand Entertainment, as well as introducing our exciting local star Skinny Pimp to Hip-Hop fans outside of Memphis," Drummond said.Skinny Pimp has released eight solo albums and has moved over 300,000 units independently.A nationwide tour will be announced shortly as well, to support the album.Tha Classic is slated for an April 2004 release.