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G. Dep Preps Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

Denise Truscello, WireImage

With his Bad Boy days long behind him and almost a decade since the released of his only solo album, ‘Child of the Ghetto,’ G. Dep is ready to make his grand return. The Harlem-based rapper has signed with Famous Records (KRS-One, Ram Squad) to distribute and promote his official sophomore album ‘Ghetto Legend,’ out later this month.

“I am thrilled that I finally chose Famous Records as my new label and am quietly confident that with Mr. Collins vast experience in the Music Industry, that Famous will be my home for some time to come,” said G-Dep of his new label and its president Jeffrey Collins. “Only good things will come from this move.”

‘Ghetto Legend’ distributed through the Universal digital network and will be available on retail outlets including iTunes and Rhapsody. It marks the first time that the rapper has released an album since ‘Bad Boy,’ a collaboration with his former labelmate Loon.

G-Dep came in the game during Bad Boy’s heyday in the early ’00s, releasing ‘Child of the Ghetto’ in 2001. The album was considered a failure by industry standards, prompting Bad Boy CEO Sean ‘Diddy‘ Combs to cut ties with the emcee. Since then, G. Dep was shopping for a label deal, recouping royalties until he found a new home.

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