Alabama’s Rising Star, Birmingham J, Signs To Indie Heavyweight Babygrande Records; Drops New Mixtape


Over the past few years, Birmingham J, the burgeoning young star from Birmingham, Alabama, has been building his profile in the south, having already worked with such artists as Bun B, Lil John, Kia Shine, Rich Boy, Sean P, Bobby Valentino, T-Pain & many more. Now, looking to broaden his significant regional base, Birmingham J has signed with indie heavyweight Babygrande Records in a joint venture with Kottage Boy Ent.

An indie powerhouse in its own right, Babygrande has released albums from some of hip-hop’s most notable artists, such as GZA of Wu-Tang, N.O.R.E., Brand Nubian, Hi-Tek, Canibus, Jean Grae and the seminal underground favorites Jedi Mind Tricks. As a label already renowned for its eclectic and diverse roster of artists and producers, the signing of Birmingham J marks the label’s first foray into southern hip-hop.

“Birmingham J has built an incredible following on his own which we expect to grow significantly. We have been looking to work with an artist from the South for some time now and after meeting J and hearing his music, we were convinced that he is immensely talented and truly understands what it takes to be a successful independent artist in today’s increasingly challenging music industry,” says Babygrande CEO, Chuck Wilson.

Birmingham J’s signing party took place last weekend in Alabama, and was heavily
attended by both southern artists and tastemaker elite, including Lil Boosie, Project Pat & more. Along with the official announcement of his newly inked deal, J is prepping his audience for what’s to come with an exclusive preview of his new mixtape entitled “I’m the S%^t Period…Get Money or Stay Talkin.”

Check out “I’m The S^&t Period… Get Money or Stay Talkin”
PREVIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE NOW!!!
http://www.ihiphop.com/?p=6492

Tracklisting:
01. MY LIFE INTRO
02. ROLL AND SHINE ON EM
03. HOW U LIKE MY SWAGGER FEAT. SEAN P
04. GRINDIN FEAT. TOY
05. POSTED UP FEAT. MR.HA
06. HOW CAN I LUV FEAT. DRUID HILL SLIM
07. NEIGHBOR HOOD SUPERSTAR O9
08. YO SIDE FEAT. J.I.
09. GOT IT IN ME FEAT. PHOTO SLIM
10. FREAKY SHIT FEAT. T-PAIN
11. LEAN HARD FEAT. MELLOCAPONE
12. OL SKOOL FEAT.BUSTA FREE
13. HUSTLE MIGHT WASH AWAY FEAT. PHOTO SLIM, MR. HA & DEE
14. U GONE DO ME GOOD
15. WHEN I SWERVE
16. SO LIT
17. CAZALS
18. BACK TO THA SPOT
19. KEEP ON TALKING
20. GETTIN THIS MONEY
21. HUSTLER BABY FEAT. BOBBY VALENTINO
22. STAY FLY FEAT MODESTY XO & ATTITUDE
23. ALABAMA SWAMP NIGGA FEAT. YOUNG FITZ

For more info, please visit:
www.ihiphop.com/birminghamj
www.myspace.com/birminghamj