Platinum-selling rapper Lil’ Flip has signed with Warner Bros. Records/Asylum and is preparing to release a new version of his highly anticipated album, I Need Mine.
Lil’ Flip, who released his previous albums Underground Legend, and U Gotta Feel me for Sony, re-recorded songs for I Need Mine after the original version was leaked on the Internet as the rapper was finalizing his deal with Warner Bros. Records/Asylum.
“We held out on releasing this album on Sony because the set up was never right and I felt that my fans deserved the best from me,” Lil’ Flip said. “I’ve written and recorded a bunch of songs that I’m sure my fans will love and now that I am with Warner Bros. Records/Asylum, I am confident that I am in the right place to take my career to the next level.”
According to Lil’ Flip’s manager Sandy Lal, Asylum was a logical choice to sign, given the label’s Texas-heavy roster, which includes Paul Wall, UGK, Mike Jones, Rap-A-Lot Records and others.
“We are excited to be a part of the Warner Bros. Records/Asylum organization,” Lal commented. “They both understand what we are trying to accomplish with Flip’s career and I believe they are the best companies to execute our goals. One look at Asylum’s success and overall embracement of the Houston hip-hop culture and Warner’s relentless dedication to their artists illustrates their competency and expertise to continue what Lil Flip started.”
No released date was available for the new version of I Need Mine.