Lil' Flip Finally "Gets His," New Cd Hits Shelves Next Month
The album, which was originally due in stores last year, was setback after it leaked online. It was also hindered by a dispute between Flip and his former record label, Columbia/Sony Urban.
According to Flip, who recently spoke to Billboard, his relationship with Columbia/Sony turned for the worst during the run of his last album, U Gotta Feel Me. Flip (born Wesley Weston) felt it deserved better promotion, despite the fact it sold more than 1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen's SoundScan.
"Everybody wanted to sign me and I had fans. With that type of ammunition, Sony was able to take me to platinum with barely any promotion," Flip explained. "I had two videos and went over platinum. Most rappers need three to four videos to go platinum. Imagine if someone was really behind me. At this point in my career I can't settle for part of a promotional campaign, and Sony would not give me 100%."
Flip and Columbia/Sony would part ways this past summer. The Houston bred rapper would then sign with Asylum Records, which roster includes Cam'ron, UGK and Paul Wall.
I Need Mine will hit shelves on March 27. The album features appearances from Lyfe Jennings, Big Pokey, Lil' Keke, Nate Dogg and Mannie Fresh, among others.