August 23, 2008 02:46:51 GMT
A star-studded compilation featuring various hip-hop artists will be released partly in benefit of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Kanye West, T-Pain and a bunch of other hip-hop artists will contribute new singles to Stadium Entertainment to be compiled in a single album called "True to the Game". The CD will be released on October 21 with retail price of $16.98 and part of its sale will benefit Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
The first single from the set will be a collaboration among T-Pain, Rick Ross, and newcomer Tay Dizm called "Beam Me Up" which will be distributed by T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Digital. It has actually been released last month but according to Billboard.com, it was re-serviced on Friday, August 22. Meanwhile other tracks include "Make Your Way to the Dance Floor" (Ziggy Nina feat. Chingy), "Around My Way" (Young Cash feat. Akon), "The Pursuit of Happiness" (GLC feat. West), "Knock It Outa Da Park" (Yung Joc) and "Ghetto Love" (Mario).
"This is a legal mixtape on steroids," Stadium Entertainment head Camille Barbone said. "This record has a diverse flow with G-rated lyrics. Some of the songs were recorded especially for this project, and some had already been written. And we wanted to make it a win-win by pairing emerging acts and proteges with well-known acts."
Stadium plan to release two other compilations and a best-of CD which proceed will also aid the museum in preserving the historical building that witnessed Negro Leagues being established in 1920.
Beam Me Up: