The Outlawz Plan for ‘Perfect Timing’
Two years after the release of 'We Want In: The Street LP,' New Jersey natives The Outlawz are planning their triumphant return to the scene. Tupac Shakur's former associates are gearing up for the release of a mixtape and new studio effort, which the group insists will be followed by an international tour dedicated to their fallen mentor.
The trio, which now consists of E.D.I. Mean, Young Noble and Hussein Fatal, is currently in the studio putting in work on a new mixtape, 'Killuminati 2K10,' set for release this year. The studio album 'Perfect Timing' is slated for release in 2011. Though Outlawz are yet to speak on how each album is taking shape, sources close to the group assert that 'Perfect Timing' will feature guest appearances from Scarface, Lloyd, Bun B, Bizzy Bone and Belly.
Outlawz, an acronym for Operating Under Thug Laws As Warriorz, originally formed after Tupac was released from jail and first signed with Death Row Records. Consisting of ten members, the group made its debut on Tupac's multi-platinum 1996 release 'All Eyez on Me' under the name Outlaw Immortalz.
Following the death of Shakur, the group signed with Death Row Records against his wishes, prompting several members to leave the outfit over the next few years. Outlawz released its debut album 'Ride Wit Us or Collide Wit Us' in 2000, followed by a string of efforts over the next few years. The group's last studio album, 'We Want In,' debuted at No. 84 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in 2008.