Marley Marl And Craig G Reunite For Album
Close to a year later, Marley Marl continues to go back to the future, this time linking up with Juice Crew member Craig G. Operation: Take Back Hip Hop will release this spring on Philadelphia's Good Hands Records.
"Operation: Take Back Hip-Hop is just what it is," said Craig G. "Instead of me wasting years complaining along with journalists and everyone else, Marley and I are trying to make change through music. This is my passion, this is what raised me, and I refuse to stand by and watch my culture get destroyed any further with poor quality music." Marl added, "True Hip Hop fans stand up, Operation: Take Back Hip-Hop is what you've been waiting for." The album will feature Sadat X, Talib Kweli and KRS-ONE. Marley Marl will be producing most of the album, welcoming his proteges in for several tracks, in the lineage of K-Def, Ayatollah and Salaam Remi.
After producing Craig G's 1989 album The Kingpin and 1991's Now That's More Like It, this album serves a reunion after 16 years. In 2003, the duo linked for the song "Let's Get Up" on Craig's This Is Now!!!.