Chocolate City Music on Friday announced that it will put out three albums in August in a bid to breathe life back into hip hop in Nigeria.
According to a statement released by the label, ‘Crown’ will be released on August 17, ‘Yung Denzel’ will come a week later while ‘Bad Boy Blaq’ will be put out at the end of the month.
Loose Kanyon, AQ, M.I. Abaga and Blaqbonez are the artistes who will be featured on the three albums.
The releases, tagged #LAMB based on the acronyms of the rappers involved, is supposedly geared towards the restoration and to “ensure the survival” of the hip hop culture in Nigeria.
Chocolate City said in a statement: “For the entire month of August 2018, hip-hop is promised to experience a re-awakening in Nigeria because for the longest time, the question “is there a future for hip-hop in Nigeria?” has resurfaced multiple times across music discuss platforms.
“For the culture of hip-hop in Nigeria, 3 hip-hop albums shall be released on the 17th, 24th & 31st of August – Crown, Yung Denzel and Bad Boy Blaq respectively.
“All albums executive produced by M.I. Abaga who has in the past challenged rappers and hip-hop acts about their loyalty to a continuity of the culture in Nigeria.
“L.A.M.B is an acronym for Loose Kanyon, AQ, M.I. Abaga & Blaqbonez, but as a word it symbolizes the sacrifices that these hip-hop artists are making to restore and ensure the survival of the culture.
“These three are the first out of many in line of fulfilling this duty for the culture.”
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#LAMBaugust This is strictly for the culture! We are calling on every Rapper, HipHop Head and Fan to push this #LAMBaugust HipHop Campaign lets Shut down the world with our voices 🌍 . – CROWN – @loosekaynon x @thisisaq – 17th August YUNG DXNZL – @mi_abaga – 24th August BADBOY BLAQ – @blaqbonez – 31st August – True Love requires Sacrifice #LAMBaugust
M.I Abaga will serve as the executive producer of the three albums.