After striking chart gold by teaming hip-hop heroes with wrestling superstars, the World Wrestling Federation is planning to once again dip into the rap pool.
"WWF Aggression - Volume 2," the follow-up to the more simply titled "WWF Aggression," is in the works and is expected to hit stores in time for the holidays (or at least by New Year's Eve).
A representative for the project reveals that this time around, the WWF has lined up Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Da Brat, Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, High & Mighty, and others to offer their takes on popular WWF entrance themes.
For "Volume 2," those artists will be reworking entrance music of such WWF stars as Chyna, The Dudley Boyz, Tazz, The Hardy Boyz, Eddie Guerrero, Too Cool, The Acolytes, and The Radicalz. The new album will also offer new reworkings of the music that heralds the arrivals of The Rock, Triple H, and Undertaker, all of whom saw their music retooled on the first edition of "WWF Aggression."
While the last "Aggression" offering tempered its hip-hop with heavy doses of rock, "Volume 2" is said to be leaning toward a more traditional hip-hop feel.
After its release in March, "WWF Aggression" (which carried cuts from Method Man, Redman, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Run-D.M.C., and others) debuted in the top ten of the "Billboard" album chart and so far has sold more than 500,000 copies to reach gold status in the U.S.