After five years, North Philly rapper Peedi Crakk has parted ways with Roc-A-Fella Records in favor of booming independent, Amalgam Digital. The tech-savvy company responsible for launching hip hopâ€™s first genre specific digital retail store attracted Peedi with their innovative business model and creatively fostering environment. Peedi Crakk joins a roster made up of both commercially successful artists and underground hip hop icons, including Grammy-nominee Joe Budden, Kurious, Tash (of Tha Alkaholiks), and the Juggaknots. His highly anticipated debut album â€œCamel Face Hunting Season,â€ will be released in September 2008.
A founding member of State Property, alongside Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk has earned respect for his lyrical talent and rhythmic flow. â€œThe Prince of State Propertyâ€ created buzz with his single â€œOne for Peediâ€ which was featured on the Paid in Full soundtrack. He has also made a name for himself by collaborating with the likes of Twista, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Ne-Yo on the singerâ€™s hit â€œStayâ€. He has showcased his versatility as a featured artist on two albums from Grammy award winners, The Roots, including his recent feature on their single â€œGet Busy.â€ Additionally, Peedi will be featured in the upcoming film Next Day Air, directed by Benny Boom.
When asked about his new relationship with Amalgam Digital, Peedi made the following statement:
â€œYup. Iâ€™m back! And I feel unstoppable. My flow is advanced and as an artist, Iâ€™m getting better, especially without the claws of Roc-A-Fella digging at my back. Iâ€™ve been a free agent for the past 3 months and now signing with the Amalgam Digital label for my first project I feel even more unstoppable. They are providing exactly what Peedi always needed…proper promotion and distribution. BANG! Itâ€™s Camel Face Hunting Seasonâ€
â€œCamel Face Hunting Seasonâ€ will hit retail stores and digital outlets in September 2008. The first single entitled â€œMore Towels,â€ features production by Vinny Idol.
AmalgamDigital.com will offer exclusive bonus tracks when the album is downloaded from the website.