After a two-year hiatus, Yung Joc has finally announced a release date for his third studio album, Grind Flu. The album, which was previously titled Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood will see a mid-August digital release.
But more than just the title has changed for Yung Joc’s latest project. The upcoming album will be the first time the rapper has released a CD on his own record label Swagg Team Entertainment. Originally slated to be released on Bad Boy Records, the project was halted after Joc made the decision to sue Diddy’s record label as well as Block Entertainment for allegedly failing to fulfill contractual obligations such as paying royalties. Clearly expressing his anger and disappointment about the situation back in May, Joc told Billboard.com that he would “use some independent record promoters to promote my record.”
“Fans all over the world have been eagerly waiting for me to release a new album,” Yung Joc said in a recent statement, “and I felt the time was right at this very moment to release Grind Flu for free, gift it to my fans, and do things my way.”
With the decision to release Grind Flu through Jive’s Swagg Team Entertainment imprint, Yung Joc joins groups Hot Styles (of “Lookin’ Boy” fame) and the GS Boyz (who recently smashed digital sales with their hit “Stanky Legg”) as an official artist of the label.
The new album will feature Shawty Lo, Bobby V, Chris Brown, Pleasure P, and others. Grind Flu will be available free for download on August 11th.