Crime Mob is making a full comeback, guys. It’s been years since we’ve seen the Atlanta-based rap group together on stage together, but over the weekend (Mar 25), Lil Jay, M.I.G, Cyco Black, Diamond, and Princess reunited at ‘V-103 Live’ in Atlanta for an updated performance of “Knuck If You Buck.” Afterwards, the crew revealed they are finally breaking their 10-year hiatus to release a new album this year.
During an interview with radio host, Big Tigger, the crew reflected on their reunion performance one decade after the release of their 2007 LP Hated On Mostly. After expressing how thankful she was that they could reunite in their hometown, Tigger asked Princess what’s really good with new music from the Crime Mob crew.
“New music. New movement,” Princess replied. “It’s a whole new sound.”
Lil Jay also revealed that the crew plans to drop their third studio album in 2017. He also announced that the ladies of the crew—Diamond and Princess—are working on a joint album as well. Crime Mob’s last studio album Hated On Mostly featured popular singles like “Rock Yo Hips,” but couldn’t match the impact of their self-titled debut album, which features “Knuck If You Buck,” “Diggin Me,” and “Stilleto (Pumps).”
Kids of today just don’t know the affect Crime Mob had on the youth of the South. Before Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall hopped on their most infamous beat, produced by Lil Jay, Crime Mob bursted onto the scene and landed themselves on the Billboard charts with their debut single “Knuck If You Buck,” featuring Lil Scrappy in 2004.
When asked how they felt about the national impact of “Juju On The Beat,” the crew agreed that they all actually love “Juju.” Princess kept it all the way 100 and shared that she really started to love it after those checks started coming in.
Watch Crime Mob announce their third studio album below.