Rapper Naledge to Have Solo LP Translated into Multiple Languages

Pioneering independent record label Rawkus Records is partnering with Voice technology company Voxonic to translate the new solo album from rapper Naledge, Naledge is Power, into several different foreign languages. Voxonic has developed new patent-pending software that allows a recording to be translated into as many as 1400 different languages while still retaining the unique voice of the original speaker. Naledge and producer Double O, who together make up the group Kidz in the Hall, released their critically acclaimed LP School Was My Hustle in 2006. Naledge is Power will reportedly include production from Just Blaze, 9th Wonder and Pete Rock and is due out in Spring 2007.

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  • Atl’s own

    who da fuck is dis again?

  • EReal

    Smart Dude. Real talk.

    Fuck Faggots who say 1st.

  • crack

    naledge is aiight. but he could translate his album into 3 million languages and still not go gold

  • Flip

    this has got to be the stupidest fucking idea in the history of hip-hop

  • stoneyisland

    Flip, spreading hip hop, real hip hop mind you isnt stupid you dumb muthafucka. You probably still got an 8 track in your room. Grow up bitch technology keeps on moving those who dont get let behind. The ability to translate different languages is on some nobel peace prize type shit. You should use your GED better, now go make the fries, fry guy.

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  • NoMamesBuey

    interesting concept. But will the lyrics still rhyme in other languages? And how will they translate slang terms, slang is a huge portion of rap lyrics.

    In fact, could they translate a super-slang filled MC like Ghostface or Camp Lo into regular english?

  • EReal


    Good question homie. I know when my boys talk to their parents in spanish, potugese, and hebrew they use the english term for such words. Maybe it’ll be the same here, but good question fo sho.

    1 hunned.

  • Jersey Boy

    Thats pretty interesting at least dude doing something different ive seen Wycelf rap different languages before hell at leat give dude credit for doing something different

    sAVE hIP hOP !!!!!

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  • Orank

    I never heard ’bout him befo’. I remember Cypress Hill doing this in spanish,but he ain’t none like ‘em. I really don’t like these translating shit.

  • http://www.kaisorsosa.com Kaisor Sosa

    That sounds really cool. But I always thought like you can only translate ideas not like word for word in language. And I know for a fact that some songs sound retarded in English when translated from Spanish. But still thats whats up cause it’ll enable artists to reach more people and thats what its all about.

  • http://myspace.com/youngblackandsaved Keef Brown

    Naledge is a beast…I got the Kidz In The Hall album…but he don’t BS so he won’t have the commercial appeal