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7/24/2006 9:00:19 AM
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Cormega is a name synonymous with both independent music and the notorious neighborhood of Queensbridge, New York. Over the past several years, Cormega has released a number of acclaimed albums, and has paved his own path to success. For the first time in history, Cormega is teaming with his fellow QB emcee and longtime friend, Lake, for a full-length feature album entitled My Brother's Keeper. The project will be released on August 22, 2006 on Fast Life Music.
My Brother's Keeper contains 13 exclusive tracks, with featured guest spots from Fat Joe on "Dirty NY," Mr. Cheeks on "QU Side," Greg Nice on "Don't Start" and R&B songstresses Kira on "Miss Everything" and Uniqua Star on "30/30." Powerful production from D.I.T.C.'s Buckwild, J. Waxx Garfield, Ax Tha Bull, Ski, Jay Boy, HotDay, Now or Laterz, Get Large and Cormega himself contribute to one of the strongest QB collaborations to date.
After his recent signing to Death Row East, Lake is in a great position to be introduced at large to eager fans. His previous work with Nas on the God's Son album and his own 41st Side Compilation solidified Lake's place in New York's underground market. My Brother's Keeper marks a monumental era for QB, with two true legends in the game bringing it home. “It’s a lot of different things me and Cormega went through together over the years,” explains Lake. “We put that into music, and it came out great.”
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Lake is most known as the former business partner of rap superstar Nas during his climb of the ranks to become one of hip-hop’s greatest MCs. He and Nas were close for many years as they both came up hustling and running the streets of Queensbridge, New York in the 90s, and his most well-known appearance is on Nas’s album God’s Son in the song “Revolutionary Warfare.” However, Lake’s biggest claim to fame is his critically acclaimed LP entitled 41st Side, which has sold over 100,000 copies strictly from street buzz alone -- no radio or video support. 41st Side cemented Lake’s reputation as a major buzzworthy underground artist to watch on the East Coast scene, bringing together the likes of Nas, Cormega, Nature, Noreaga, Tragedy and more for the all-star effort. Now signed to Death Row East, Lake stands poised to take on all challengers as he begins his ascension to the top.
Queensbridge legend Cormega needs no introduction. A legendary hustler who has brilliantly documented his life on four critically acclaimed albums, Cormega stands as one of the strongest, most durable MC’s from the hallowed projects of Queensbridge. His albums have sold approximately 400,000 units in his career with little to no radio or video support. Formerly signed to Def Jam he has worked with heavy hitters such as Nas, Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep, AZ, Foxy Brown and more. ‘Mega won the 2003 Source Award for Independent Album Of The Year, The True Meaning, and released The Testament in February 2005. His long-unreleased major-label debut, The Testament was shelved for 10 years by Def Jam mainly due to label politics, but Cormega eventually won back the right to release the record himself in 2005. A ton of critical praise from credible sources flowed in, including a review from All Music Guide, who dubs the release as “One of the best mid-90s gangsta albums, no doubt.”
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