G-Unit's Spider Loc Talks New Album, Acting Career

 G-Unit rapper Spider Loc is preparing a variety of projects as he records upcoming debut album titled West Kept Secret.

The album, which is slated for a 2007 release date, features Young Buck, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent, as well as production from Sha Money XL, Scott Storch Hi-Tek and others.

While Spider Loc's major label debut is being produced, he has gained a loyal fan base by releasing a number of mixtapes, including a recent MixUnit.com collaboration titled Connected with West coast legend DJ Felli Fel and an upcoming Gangsta Grill mixtape with Philly's DJ Drama.

"I'm just trying to make the most quality album I can make," Spider Loc said. "It's been a long time coming and there's no need to put a half ass effort out there, so we are cooking it up. It's gonna be the best of the West."

Last week, the South Central native took a break from recording West Kept Secret to star as a character named "Gangster" in an upcoming episode of The WB's dramatic series Cold Case.

"I only have one line on the show, but it's a good start for me," Spider Loc said. "[But] I am taking acting serious. I just finished shooting a full length feature film entitled Parole, which costars Master P and Cedric Thomas," Spider Loc said.

Parole, a drama/comedy, was shot on location in Compton and South Central, Los Angeles. The flick was lensed by Sal Martino, who edited Master P.'s 2006 comedy, Repos, as well as Larry Elder's 2004's DVD, Michael & Me.

"My character goes to prison quite a bit," Spider Loc revealed. "It's about a woman who has a bone to pick with me. After 15 years of wanting to be next to me, she finally has me in her house, when I am paroled through a prison ministry and she tries to kill me."

West Kept Secret and Parole will be released in 2007.

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