Enjoying considerable rejuvenation with appearances on albums by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Mr. Kane formerly known as Kokane hopes to continue raising his profile with Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Kane in September.
The album, which will be released by Snoop's Dogghouse Records through Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, will feature appearances from the legendary twosome as well as D'Angelo, Macy Gray, Mystikal and the Goodie Mob's Cee-Lo.
In addition to Kane himself, Cee-Lo, Dre and Swizz Beatz are all slated to produce tracks, at least one of which will feature Kane's 13-piece band, Toejam.
Kane, who's in New York working with Jadakiss, hasn't limited his studio time to just his album. The singer has completed seven tracks for Tha Eastsidaz' second LP and five tracks for Mobb Deep. He has also begun working with Dre on the superproducer's next album and will be sharing time in the vocal booth with Jay-Z soon.
"It's beautiful," Kane said of his East-West collaborations. "All the haters are in jail. I'm out here just letting my hair down. All the Berlin Walls have been knocked down."
Kane, who was featured on nine of Snoop Dogg's Tha Last Meal cuts, also hopes to release an album with fellow Snoop Dogg affiliate Suga Free and newcomer Pimpin Young as part of the group Sky.
"We're bringing back that old '70s soul-funk and flipping it," he said.