Big Bang′s G-Dragon to Release Solo Album with Missy Elliott
G-Dragon will be joining forces with Missy Elliott to showcase some true hip-hop.
On June 25, YG′s Yang Hyun Suk announced through YG′s official blog that G-Dragon will be returning with another self-produced album this year.
The news especially drew interest as it was revealed that Missy Elliott will be featured in the album.
Yang Hyun Suk wrote, "On August 18, 2009, G-Dragon released his first solo album in celebration of his 21st birthday. This year, again on August 18, four years since the release of his first album, G-Dragon plans to release his second."
The album will contain a total of 10 new songs, all written and produced by G-Dragon himself.
Rather than pull in many overseas artists, YG staff seem to have agreed that they should rather invite one legendary artist to work on the album.
"We had a lot of candidates for male rappers, but YG wanted a female rapper. The answer was so simple and easy; everyone pointed toward one person: Missy Elliott."
The track featuring Missy Elliott will be a new type of hip-hop that incorporates traditional Korean sounds. It will use a voice sample from the folk song Nililiya.
Yang Hyun Suk said more info on the album is yet to come, and hinted that he would return on June 26 with news about Taeyang′s solo album.