Memphis Tennessee artist and former Rap-A-Lot Records signee, Criminal Manne, has announced plans to release his new album “Got Work ?” March 24th. Criminal, founder of Gangsta Records, teamed up with Atlanta based Nina K. Easton of IMG International, known for her first label Ichiban Records, and now labels 404 Music and IMG Records. The album is being released by IMG Records and will be distributed in the United States and Canada by Koch Distribution. “Got Work?” is Criminal’s first studio release after leaving Rap-A-Lot records in 2005 due to creative differences.
“Got Work ?” comes with heavy production by long time friend and business partner, DJ Squeeky of Mo Chedda Records. Criminal takes center stage on this 18 track full length compact disc that represents true Southern style. The album features the original creators of that southern Memphis sound, 8 Ball & MJG, with a real banger “Rollin“. “Rollin” will also be one of the double single releases scheduled for official release next week.
Criminal says, “…have done a lot of records and mixtapes, but I have never felt like I have had a team to work with me like IMG, my new label. They have let me do an album that I am excited about, this is the hardest record I have done. It stays true to my roots, and I know my fans will like this record, and with the machine at IMG I know I will be able to reach new ones.”