Memphis, TN (April 27, 2007)–Rapper Al Kapone, a pioneer of the Dirty South Crunk/Buck style of Hip-Hop, has been mixing at Ardent Studios with engineer Jason Latshaw. Kapone previously mixed material at Ardent for the film Hustle and Flow.
Pictured at Ardent Studios in Memphis are (l-r): engineer Jason Latshaw and recording artist Al Kapone.For his new album, with the working title What About the Music?, Kapone has been experimenting with a number of different styles, including Rock, Soul, and R&B. Kapone revealed during sessions at Ardent that he’s interested in incorporating the music of Memphis in its earlier days into the album, referring to Stax artists and the unforgettable soul music that came out of the 50’s and 60’s.
Kapone’s vision includes a new sound that utilizes the legacy of Elvis, B.B. King, Al Green and Isaac Hayes with the crunk energy of the Memphis rap scene developed by Three-6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, Yo Gotti, and Project Pat. The album is expected for Fall release.