Wordsworth Inks Deal, Preps Solo Album

Rapper Wordsworth has inked a deal with Halftooth

Records and will drop his highly anticipated solo album.

Wordsworth, who

gained fame from his role in the Lyricist Lounge showcase, said that his decision

to sign with the indie label was based on the owners belief in his music.

“I chose to

go with Halftooth because they believe in me and my music," the Brooklyn

bred rapper said. "It’s hard to find a label that believes in you.

They understand what I’m doing as an artist and that the music I’m

making will have an effect on the world so they support that.”

Halftooth Record's

President, David Schrager, said that signing Wordsworth would help his upcoming

label, due to the rapper's knowledge and experience.

"We are very

excited to have Words as part of our family," Schrager said. "Words

is one of the most talented and most respected Hip-Hop artists to date. I’ve

been a fan of Wordsworth since ‘97, and it’s an honor to be putting

out his first solo endeavor.”

The untitled album

will drop in June of 2004.

"I think

of my CD as an audio mirror of life," Wordsworth said of his upcoming album.

"It embodies a timeline of experiences. Each song is a cinema crafted to

strike a nerve and actually deliver a message. In my rhymes, I try to create

pictures that illustrate emotions. When people hear my album I want them to

feel like I said everything they couldn't say, so when a song ends their response

is, 'Word!' To put it bluntly, my album is like an audio art gallery of emotions."

For more information

on Wordsworth and Halftooth Records, visit www.halftooth.com.