Details are sparse, but a source at the label has confirmed that 8 Ball & MJG are no longer a Bad Boy Records act. Their Bad Boy debut, "Living Legends" was a success, but their follow up, "Ridin High", released earlier this year, wasn't. 8 Ball & MJG are not high selling artists, so it wasn't that far off, but their sabotage
of their own album
surely hurt them. We'll hear more about the break up soon enough.
I'm not sure how this slipped under my radar, but I wanted to mention it, anyway. 8 Ball & MJG were featured on a track called "Bluff City Classic" on Kinfolk Kia Shine's album "Due Season"
, which was released on July 31.
It appears that 8 Ball will be releasing an album with his protege, Devius. They've released a track called "Er Body Know Me". I hope to get some info on the album and will report back when I do.
8 Ball is featured on a new Fabo (from D4L) track called "Take Off".
The 5th Annual Texas Summer Music Conference (TXSMC) will honor Memphis rap veterans Eightball & MJG during this year's event taking place in Dallas, Texas this weekend.
Via JungleCity at BadBoyForever.com
that 8 Ball & MJG will be performing at Crunkfest 2007 in Memphis, TN on July 21. It'll be at the FedEx Forum - doors open at 6:00 PM.
As we talked about on May 4
, the "Ride Out" mini movie is compromised of the videos for "Hickory Dickory Dock"
, "Get Low"
, "Take it Off"
and "Stand Up"
. Watch it below.
The video for "Take it Off" has also been released
. Watch it below (again, not loading well for me here).
Watch the video for "Stand Up" below. It's not loading very well for me at the moment.
HipHopGame.com has an interview
with 8 Ball to go along with it.
Do you have any regrets over how "Ridin High" was handled?
Yeah, on everybody’s part. On me and MJG's part, on the label's... Everybody could have done things a little different. Yeah, I have regrets, but shit, we live and learn. ...
Will Eightball and MJG be going independent for the next album?
We'll have to see. Only time will tell, my friend. Only time will tell.
As reported previously
, the video's for "Hickory Dickory Dock" and "Get Low" debuted today. Watch the Get Low video here
and watch the "Hickory Dickory Dock" video below. Warning: obviously... very, very explicit content.
SOHH.com has an article
talking about the video series.