Universal Indie Releases First FREE Hip Hop Album in New iTunes LP Format

October 19, 2009 – With the re-release of “Tha Throwback” by underground hip-hop producer, Cartel; Universal Indie Records has released the first FREE hip hop album in Apple’s new iTunes LP format. Available for users of the iTunes version 9 and above, the new format contains the ability to include more album art, lyrics, writing about the record, videos, and perhaps additional songs.

“Re-releasing this album as an iTunes LP was done more as a test to see if we could actually reverse engineer this thing,”, stated Christopher English, Universal Indie CEO. “This album was pretty basic in it’s features as we haven’t even scratched the surface of what the format can do… but our next release will have all the trimmings.”

Named “Tha Throwback” because it’s a throwback to a time when hip hop artists actually cared about lyrical content, it’s produced entirely by Cartel and features some of the most promising, upcoming MC’s in the game. The album can be downloaded from the Universal Indie website: