8BALL AFFIRMS SOUTHERN STYLE WITH “LIFE’S QUEST” ON JULY 17, 2012
New York – 8Ball (of 8ball & MJG fame) is set to release his new studio album, Life’s Quest, on July 17, 2012 through eOne Music/Push Management LLC. The new disc features Big KRIT, Angie Stone, Jr. Reid, Slim (of 112) and 2 Chainz. Life’s Quest features southern beatmasters Drumma Boy and Big KRIT, who have crafted heavy basslines and melodic hooks to illustrate 8Ball’s colorful verse. Life’s Quest is 8Ball’s first solo album since 1998’s double album Lost on Suave House.
The first single, “Good Girl, Bad Girl,” is beging serviced to radio now.
At the forefront of the southern rap movement, the duo of 8Ball & MJG broke out of Memphis with their debut album Comin’ Out Hard. Subsequent albums from 8Ball and MJG, including On The Outside Looking In (1994) and On Top Of The World (1995), sold well and were met with critical praise, thus further solidifying the group as an emerging act in the Southwestern hip hop scene, alongside UGK, The Geto Boys and Three 6 Mafia.
8Ball & MJG made news in 2003 when they signed with Diddy’s label Bad Boy Records at a time when the Southern rap scene was exploding. The subsequent album, Living Legends, was the group’s best seller to date, and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The group most recently released Ten Toes Down on T.I.’s Grand Hustle label, in conjunction with eOne. All in all, the duo released 11 albums together.
8Ball’s recent mixtape, Premro, hosted by Drumma Boy, proved to the world once again why 8Ball is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. The 15 track mixtape was full of 8Ball’s vivid story lines and included features by Bun B, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, MJG, Waka Flocka, Yung Joc, Yelawolf & more.
To hear the street single, “We Buy Gold,” click here.
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