Exclusive: Huey Makes Comeback W/ Chingy, Jibbs, Murphy Lee, Announces "St. Louis" Documentary
Saturday, Apr 3, 2010 10:16PM
Mid-West rapper Huey hit up SOHH to announce the forthcoming release of a new documentary film called So St. Louis with features from Chingy, Jibbs, Murphy Lee and more.
According to Huey, the project will shine light on his hometown roots.
"I'm 22 years-old and I made a lot of wrong decisions when I was on a major because I didn't know better," Huey told SOHH via a statement. "Now I have all the time in the world to do what I please on the creative side of music making, now that I'm off that label, St.Louis has been a city divided by the music for as long as I can remember, so my new journey going indie has fueled me to deliver the world who Huey really is and a documentary based on where I'm really from and how I grew up with nothing and made a name for myself and the magical part of this all, is I was able to get everyone who is someone from the music side of St.Louis to unify with me in making this a real St.Louis story." (SOHH)
The film's director Littles also talked with SOHH about his involvement on the documentary.
"I hooked up with Huey while he was on Jive a long time back and did some visual work for his project, a few weeks ago I got a call and it was Huey on the phone -- Huey told me his city had been divided through music since he's been in the rap game and he wanted to change that," Littles told SOHH. "He has a powerful piece of work coming, packed with reenactment...It's a story based on the trials and tribulations growing up in St.Louis, the story is painful and victorious because many of them that we know as stars from St.Louis like Chingy, Ali, Huey, Jibbs, come from some really bad neighborhoods. I thought these guys lived on farms until I got there and the filming began, many parts of St.Louis look like LA's Compton in the early 80's. Anything I put my hands on usually does well due to my relationships and street credibility, so intend for this project to get a very good response." (SOHH)
Huey is known for having a strong mixtape buzz around 2006.
Huey featured on a series of mixtapes, one of which, Unsigned Hype, sold out of its run of 8,000 copies and was noticed by producer TJ Chapman, who introduced the rapper to Vice President of A&R at Jive Records, Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright, in 2006. In March 2010 his new video and first single "Hello To All My Haters" for his new album "So St.Louis" was released, the single is also available on iTunes. (Wikipedia)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out Huey & Little's "Hello To All My Haters" video below: