A.G. Drops new Album, Get Dirty Radio, in Stores October 31st


a Host of New Producers by His Side (J-Dilla, Jake One, Dabrye, Madlib
, DJ Design, Tommy Tee, Oh No) AG Delivers Another Classic.

October 11, 2006

Look Records is proud to announce the upcoming
release of AG’s Get Dirty Radio. Legendary MC
AG—aka Andre the Giant—brings the fire with an
arsenal of sick new producers. Longtime
collaborators, Lord Finesse and Showbiz are also still
in the mix!

On the Madlib-produced “Frozen” (the album’s first
single), AG proves he’s still got the verbal skills that
made him a legend: Niggas say we real cause the
way we got down/ From the streets to the industry
locked down/Plot now on the world that’s the next
stop/ Ladies listen cause I’m known to hit the wet
spot. The DJ Design-produced “Triumph” bears
much personal significance for AG, who’s overcome
many trials and tribulations in his life, from a murder
charge (since overturned), industry-related politics
and the tragic death of his good friend Big L. On the
track, he pays homage to his fallen comrade,
declaring Big L will never be forgotten, then
goes on to say, the Big Apple, I eat it rotten/ Just
to keep it poppin’. Another unquestioned highlight
is one of J-Dilla’s last production credits, “Hip Hop
Quotable (feat. Aloe Blacc), a brilliant track which
traces the history of hip-hop through its more
memorable lyrics over the years, and finds AG up
in the lab, stabbing that pad with a pen again.

Get Dirty Radio’s emphasis on lyrical skills,
classic concepts, and innovative new music might
just change people’s minds about the current state of
NY rap, which in recent years has followed trends
more than it has set them.

The album marks not only a return to form for East
Coast-style rap, but a new beginning for AG, a
member of the fabled Diggin’ In the Crates (DITC)
crew, still fondly remembered by hip-hop heads for
such classic tracks as “Soul Clap,” “Runaway Slave,”
and “Party Groove.” AG says making Get Dirty
Radio “revitalized” him as an artist, to the point
where he feels he’s at the “peak” of his game, 17
years after releasing his first record. “If I’m gonna be
in it, I gotta live it,” he explains. “And Imma a live it
to the fullest.”

Show and AG’s first EP came out in 1990; an LP,
Runaway Slave, followed in 1992; both are
hailed as Golden Age gems which currently demand a
pretty penny on eBay.

Unfortunately, Show & AG’s 1995 album
Goodfellaz got caught up in industry politics
after their then-label Payday was bought by
Universal. 1998’s independently-released DITC album,
Full Scale, moved a reported 30,000 units on
vinyl and was hailed by the Source as one of the top
underground albums of that year; in 1999, AG
dropped his first solo album, The Dirty Version.
Since then, the rapper has been sought out for guest
verses on records by Dilated Peoples, Blacksheep, DJ
Greyboy, Casual, and Handsome Boy Modeling

The Giant is back. Get the ears ready! Get Dirty
Radio is a modern-day classic by a classic artist.

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