Today (June 26), after several years of working on his second studio album's multiple incarnations, Atlanta native and new "Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta" star Lil Scrappy released Tha Gru$tle.
From his early work with Lil Jon and BME that led to Scrappy's first two releases in 2004 and 2006 with The King Of Crunk Presents... and Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live, to his affiliation with 50 Cent's G-Unit South and later signing with Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace imprint, Scrappy has been around his fair share of moguls and successful artists.
Now, in 2012, Scrappy has his own imprint, G's Up, and with the release of Tha Gru$tle, the man behind hits like "No Problems", "Head Bussa", and "Money In the Bank" has returned with not just a hit TV show inVH1's "Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta", but also an album full of material that Scrappy believes will show the growth he has experienced as both a man and an artist.
During an exclusive sit-down with AllHipHop.com, Scrappy spoke on the status of his relationships with his former "bosses," all of which the 28-year-old rapper has loads of respect for and ongoing communication with, despite his past separations from their respective entities. Check out part of our exclusive interview with Lil Scrappy below:
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