Rhymefest Set to Drop Debut Hip-Hop Album Print
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Friday, 23 June 2006 13:12

Former substitute teacher turned rapper and Grammy winner, hip-hop artist Rhymefest is poised to release his major label debut album ‘Blue Collor’ on July 11th.

With the lyrical fierceness of hip-hop great Kool G Rap, the humor of hip-hop artist Biz Markie, and the storytelling brilliance of hip-hop lyricist Slick Rick, the next big name on the hip-hop scene Rhymefests’ album is being highly anticipated by the hip-hop community.

Since winning a Grammy in 2004 for co-writing the hip-hop song "Jesus Walks," for rapper Kanye West, along with the release of his first single (and Dave Meyers-directed video) "Brand New," -- and countless exclusive mixtapes in between -- Rhymefest has been dubbed the "one to watch" by critics and fans alike.

With the release of Blue Collar on July 11th, Rhymefest will showcase his lyrical veracity and versatility and live up to all the accolades.

Representing the everyday working man - from the office clerk to the construction worker – ‘Blue Collar’ is an opus of real stories for and about everyday, real people.

The hip-hop artist Rhymefest offers a thought provoking and sometimes humorous look at today's society with topics ranging from the war in Iraq on "Bullet" featuring Citizen Cope to failing relationships on "All Girls Cheat" featuring J Records label mate Mario.

Other stand out songs include "Fever," "Devil's Pie," "Dynomite," "Sister" and "Build Me Up" featuring the late great member of the hip-hop click Wu Tang – hip-hop artist Ol'' Dirty Bastard.

Producers on Blue Collar include Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Just Blaze, NO-ID, Cool & Dre, Mike Payne & John Henry (Animal House Productions) and Emile.

Watch for the album Blue Collar on shelves July 11, 2006.