In an exclusive interview with XXLMag.com, Duck Down Records’ CEO, Dru Ha, confirms the rumors Def Jam Records has expressed interested in Sean Price. “He’s not signed to The Roc, but there’s definitely interest. That part is real.” Dru told XXLMag.com. “We are definitely taking some phone calls, but nothing [is] concrete. Right now, we’re just listening. But a lot of people have taken notice and that’s the best part about it. Different A&R’s [from different companies] are calling. But there was no Jay-Z phone call.” While Duck Down fields offers, Sean P. is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album with Detroit’s Black Milk and Guilty Simpson. He is also recording with his partner, Rock, for the long awaited Heltah Skeltah reunion album, D.I.R.T. The album is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2008.
Black Moon’s Buckshot is keeping busy as well with two new projects. The BDI Thug and 9th Wonder will release a new album, The Formula, this October. The LP is a follow up to 2005’s Chemistry. “Buck spent three weeks with 9th in North Carolina working on The Formula,” Dru says. “They picked up where Chemistry left off. It’s a really good connection. The two of them are in the same zone.” The album will feature a guest appearance from Pete Rock and is billed as a “more mature Buck.” 9th Wonder is also reaching out to Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West for guest appearances, but neither is confirmed. In addition, Dru Ha revealed Buckshot and KRS-One are planning to do an album together. The details on the project are still sketchy, though.
Finally, Smif-N-Wessun will release a new album this fall with Swedish producer Ken BB. Tek and Steele spent a month in Stockholm with Ken, who produced “Trading Places” off the BCC 2006 compilation album, The Last Stand. Boot Camp will also drop a new album in July, Causalities of War. The album isn’t a follow up to The Last Stand, rather a compilation of unreleased songs.