Interscope and Grand Hustle Team Up to Release Futuristic Atlanta rap star Yung LA’s debut album
There was a time that when you thought of the future, talking robots and flying cars came to mind. When Grand Hustle/Interscope recording artist Yung LA opens his mouth, talking slick with flying colors, you know that the future is staring you in the face.
The man behind the Southeastern anthem and soon to be national hit “Ain’t I,” Grand Hustle’s Yung LA is the newest member to the Interscope family and will be releasing his highly anticipated debut album Futuristic Leland on the Grand Hustle / Interscope imprint first quarter 2009. The album will feature T.I. and the rest of the Grand Hustle roster with production from today’s top hit makers.
“Each song will be different, I may be swag rapping, but I’ma hit you with bars too,” promises the burgeoning 22-year old star born Leland Austin. “It’s a new way of hip hop and a new way to express it. There’s nothing I can say that the next man hasn’t said, it’s just the way I say mine and the way I paint the same picture with different colors.”
After working in the shadows of producer/rapper tandem Zaytoven and Gucci Mane, LA caught the ear of Grand Hustle recording artist Young Dro in 2006. That first impression with Dro and the rest of the Grand Hustle team led to Yung LA signing with the label in 2007.
After the original version of his single “Ain’t I” featuring Big Kuntry King started sizzling regionally at radio, a remix was formed, with Yung LA’s new label mates Young Dro and T.I. A video for the song was shot in Atlanta and currently airing on MTV Jams.
“It’s what we do in Atlanta, but I’m putting the hip hop in it,” says LA about his debut offering. “The beats are going to be futuristic and each song will be different.”
Look out for Futuristic Leland early 2009.