After a four year hiatus, DJ K.O. is set to finally follow up his critically acclaimed debut, Picture This. K.O.'s sophomore LP, EMPBeTheTeam, drops September 18th. Hit the jump for the details.
Back in 2008, DJ K.O. recruited some of Hip-Hop's finest emcees and producers to craft his debut offering. Picture This had track after track of dream collaborations between the likes of Royce da 5'9", Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Phonte, Masta Ace, O.C., Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas and Silent Knight to keep the energy coming and deliver exactly what the fans wanted...real hip-hop. Simple formula - raw beats, raw rhymes. To take the record to another level, the album featured additional production from the likes of 9th Wonder, Analogic, Ayatollah, Black Milk, Buckwild, !LLMIND, Khrysis, M-Phazes & Marco Polo. It was a virtual who's who of the genre at that point in time. After taking some time away to build the Elementality brand, K.O. has enlisted the help of his current roster to craft a release worthy to fit in your catalog of tunes. While this go around may lack the blockbuster names of its predecessor, EMPBeTheTeam certainly does not fall short on the level of quality established by Picture This. Ultimately, I guess we'll have to leave that up to you to decide. Up for the challenge? Stay tuned to for the lead single, "Stand Up!", dropping this week.
Additional Production Contributions by: Analogic (#), Drop Beats (^), !LLMIND (*) & Madwreck (+)