Chicago emcee Rhymefest whose recent debut LP Blue Collar caught spins with the single “Brand New”, is thinking much bigger for his sophomore album. El Che, rumored to be the first hip hop album/stage musical, according to an interview with Pitchforkmedia. “The album tells a story from front to back, and you’re gonna have songs you can take from the album and put them on the radio, and you won’t even know the difference.”
He also reports that Kanye West will play a bigger role than he did with Blue Collar, and he expects that names like DJ Premier, Ghostface Killah and Kelis will be working on El Che with him. The album is Currently being organized with Anthony Mosley and the Chicago theater group Collaboraction, videos are being planned for every song on the album aswell.
Maybe I should add his album to are top 25 to look for in ’07. It sounds like its going to be pretty dope.