Though itâ€™s been a minute since youâ€™ve heard from the iconic Southern rap quartet, Nappy Roots, have left an indelible footprint on hip-hopâ€™s collective consciousness.Â Their smash single, â€œGood Day,â€ released over a decade ago, is a constant staple on the iTunes singles chart and fans and critics alike still celebrate their contributions to the culture; ex; NPR’s recent deep dive and Celebration Of Southern Rap.Â Â
Fresh of off producing Big Boi and Sleepy Brownâ€™s new hit “Can’t Sleep”, 808Blake is executive producing Nappy Rootâ€™s forthcoming 40RTY album, which will be released on September 25 and is now available for pre-order.
Along with the album pre-order announcement, Nappy Roots also released a new single, â€œFootie Socks and Ice Cream,â€ which focuses on the therapeutic benefits of lounging.Â â€œFootie Socks and Ice Creamâ€ is the over 40 version of â€˜Netflix & Chillâ€ Nappy Roots commented.Â It describes our dream scenario Friday night laid up with your boo.â€Â
While Nappy is gearing up to release their first new album in years, after more than 20 years in the public eye, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated band has expanded beyond music into projects that include craft beer and television production with â€œ40Akerz & a Brew.â€
The group began experimenting with their home brewery, Atlantucky, which fermented their passion for microbrewing. In 2017, the group introduced their first two craft beers with Atlanta-based Monday Night Brewing.
The limited-edition brews are so successful that the group was inspired to expand on opportunities with other breweries across the county. Nappy Roots has produced more than a dozen craft beers to date. The group plans to open a brewhouse with their own taprooms in Atlanta later this year.
The studioâ€™s first project is a reality TV series, â€œ40 Akerz and a Brew.â€ The series will follow the group on their tour around the country and discuss the art of craft beer with area brewmasterâ€™s and have â€˜conversations over beersâ€™ with the breweriesâ€™ regular customers.
Nappy Roots forthcoming new album, 40RTY, will be released on September 25.
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