News: Jim Jones & Slim Thug Leak New Albums Via MySpace Music

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 3:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Jim Jones and Slim Thug have teamed with MySpace Music to offer fans a full listen to their new studio albums before they hit stores.

Along with Jones and Thugga, MySpace will also add bonus R&B albums to the mix prior to their releases next week.

MySpace Music, the world's premier online music portal, is excited to announce the exclusive album premieres of top hip-hop and R&B artists: Jim Jones (Pray IV Reign), Slim Thug (Boss of All Bosses), Keri Hilson (In A Perfect World) and Case (The Rose Experience). MySpace users can stream the albums exclusively for free before they hit stores on Tuesday, March 24. MySpace Music premieres new albums from Slim Thug, Keri Hilson and Case this week with Jim Jones following on Saturday (March 21). (Pro Hip-Hop)

MySpace is known for working with big artists prior to their album releases including Kanye West and Beyonce.

"I am happy that my fans will get to listen to my new album first at MySpace," Beyonce said in a statement last fall. "I have put my heart and soul into I Am...Sasha Fierce and cannot wait to hear the feedback from fans." (Press Release)

Jones recently spoke on his upcoming album hinting at a few guest appearances he will feature.

"Shout-outs to Ryan Leslie," Jones said in an interview with Jenny Boom Boom. "He got a joint on there. Shout-out to Ludacris. Shout-outs to the whole Dipset. Regular stuff, we ain't change it up too much." (Jenny Boom Boom)

The Byrd Gang leader also talked with SOHH about late rapper Stack Bundles, who is also featured on the project, and his presence in hip-hop.

"[He was] a very dear friend of mine, more like a brother from another mother," Jones said. "More talented than most people that I've ever met in my life. Brilliant, handsome, charming, hustler, stood on his own two. He reminded me a lot of myself when I was coming up." (SOHH)

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