• 27Oct

    BHF Alum, CL Smooth To Release New Solo Album

    Corey ‘CL Smooth’ Penn, one-half of the legendary duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has been part of some of the most important and long-standing songs in all of Hip Hop music for many years. With classic joints such as “T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)” , “Straighten it Out” and “Lots of Love” under his belt, as well as classic albums such as 1992’s Mecca & the Soul Brother and 1994’s The Main Ingredient with partner Pete Rock, CL Smooth’s place in Hip Hop is well-cemented.

    Now, as reported on both HipHopDX.com and YoRaps.com, Smooth will release his sophomore solo album, The Emancipation of Corey Penn, tentatively in late 2010. It is also reported that Smooth has been hard at work in the studio crafting this follow up.

    The last few years have seen a rekindling of Smooth’s career as an emcee. In 2006 he released the critically-acclaimed album American Me, and a year later, he brought Hip Hop fans the follow up, The Outsider, a collection of remixes and unreleased material.

    Additionally, 2010 has seen the release of a box-set reissue of the Pete Rock and CL Smooth album Mecca & The Soul Brother, a package which contains a re-mastered CD, a disc of remix materials, instrumentals, a limited edition poster and a collector’s booklet. Smooth has also reunited with Pete Rock for a national tour that has seen select dates in various cities, with more dates to be added shortly.

    No release date has yet been given for The Emancipation of Corey Penn.

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