News: Charli Baltimore Reveals Nearly Hanging Up The Mic, "I Was Kind Of Off The Music Thing" [Video]

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 1:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Philadelphia rap veteran Charli Baltimore recently discussed her return to the music spotlight and what ultimately motivated her to pick up the microphone once again.

Aiming to drop her long-awaited debut album this spring, Charli credited her manager for influencing her to not give up on music.

"I'm working on the album, actually, we're finishing up the album," Baltimore revealed in an interview with radio host Cherry Martinez. "The album will be out in April, I'm about to put out the first single and we got a lot of interesting stuff coming out. I've got a movie coming out next month. Guns & Roses 2. ... I really wanted to do the acting thing, my manager, Crystal, wanted me to do the music thing, so we had to kind of like come together -- we compromised. But I'm actually glad that she did it because I was kind of off the music thing and she was like, 'No, you've got to do it.' And then when I started working on it again, I was like, I got super excited." (Power 105.1)

Earlier this month, Baltimore stressed her emphasis on getting new music out to the fans.

"My personal life overshadowed a lot of my music, which is kinda sad because I know for a fact that I can write really well," said Charli. "But, you know, at this point in my life I feel like that's in the past. The stuff happened so long ago that it's not really relevant to anything that's going on now, so hopefully the music can speak for itself and all of my personal life, stuff that went on that people are kind of intrigued with, will stay behind the scenes." (Hip Hop DX)

In December, reports suggested her untitled new LP is hitting retail shelves this spring.

Female rap veteran Charlie Baltimore is poised to make a return to hip-hop with an upcoming album due to be released next year. The Grammy Award nominated rapper, born Tiffany Lane, recently dropped a new single titled "Machine Gun," featuring Sally Anthony. The track is meant to reintroduce Charli Baltimore before the release of her solo album, which is due in stores this April. "Machine Gun" is due in stores on iTunes on December 20. (All Hip Hop)

A couple years ago, Charli talked about her four-year communication gap with Murder Inc. CEO Irv Gotti.

"I actually saw Irv in the summertime," Baltimore revealed in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. "Me and Irv aren't on best terms but we speak, we're cordial. It's nothing. We didn't speak for four years. So yeah, actually, we didn't speak for four years but I'm over it. It is what it is. You just gotta keep moving on. Because if you [continue to talk about it], you just sound like, it's almost like being institutional." (Radio Planet TV)

Charli Baltimore's new LP is slated to hit shelves April 24th.

Check out Charli Baltimore's interview below:

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