Lil Scrappy is back, and in a major way. The Dirty South MC will star will VH1’s new reality series “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” premiering Monday (June 18); will release his new album, The Grustle, on June 26; and will make his first “RapFix Live” appearance on Wednesday.
It was 2006 when Scrappy dropped his debut album, Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live. With both Lil Jon and 50 Cent serving as executive producers, the ATL MC had the best of both worlds: Jon’s crunk sound and Fif’s gangster bravado. Scrappy continued to release mixtape material independently on the street, but his long-awaited The Grustle never saw the light of day — that is, until now.
The LP’s lead single, “Helicopter,” features 2 Chainz and Twista, and on June 26, Scrappy fans will finally get the album they’ve been asking for. They’ll also simultaneously get a glimpse into Scrappy’s romantic life on “Love & Hip Hop.” He’ll break it all down at 4 p.m. ET this Wednesday on MTV.com.
Scrap isn’t the only ATL rapper who will grace the red couch this week: Newcomer Cash Out will also appear on “RapFix Live.” The young rapper’s current single, “Cashin’ Out,” has become a club staple and earned him a record deal with L.A. Reid over at Epic Records.
To cap things off, we will welcome esteemed video director Chris Robinson (Nas’ “Daughters,” Alicia Keys’ “Fallin’ ” and Jay-Z’s “Change Clothes”) and take a look back at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash all-star concert in Atlanta.
Catch Lil Scrappy, Cash Out and Chris Robinson on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com, and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!