Chip Fu Of Fu-Schickens & Krazy Drayz Of Das EFX Preparing Solo LPs, Cricket Mobile Launches Muve First Artist Challenge
Two veteran emcees from the '90s are preparing their solo debuts, while Cricket Mobile launches a new contest with Skyzoo and Ryan Leslie.
It's been nearly two decades since Brooklyn crew Fu-Schnickens released their final sophomore album Nervous Breakdown. Now, in a recent press release, it appears that the group's chief Chip Fu is ready to step back into the spotlight.
Chip Fu is now preparing the release of his debut solo album War Paint for a 2013 release. But while fans wait for the True Fu-Schnick's official return to rap music, Chip has decided to release a new mixtape titled Stop Playing Vol. 2 through his website.
"Those who listen to what's mainstream and call it Hip Hop are sadly misled," Chip said of his return. "My objective is and always has been to abstain from cookie cutter material. The public needs something fresh, organic and real...I want to be remembered for my contributions to humanity through various mediums. Not just one-dimensional. Sure, many of us are duplicated and imitated in our own form of expression, but its only when we understand our personal purpose and reason for walking the planet that we in turn become untouchable. Fluid. Creative. That's me."
This November 20, the New Jersey-born Dray will drop his solo debut titled ShowTime via iTunes. The album boasts the singles "Two Turntables" and "Put 'Em Up," as well as features from the likes of Onyx's Fredro Starr and Smif-N-Wessun.
Finally, Cricket Wireless launched its widely successful cellphone music provider Muve Music last year. Now, in a recent post of their Facebook page, Cricket officially announced their Muve First Artist Challenge in honor of the downloadable app.
Muve First pits seven up-and-coming artists against each other for become Muve music's official Artist of the Month. The candidates this year include Skyzoo, Ryan Leslie, Tavoria, Marcus Canty and more.
Check out Cricket's Facebook for the full list of artists and voting instructions.