The Return Of The Lost Boyz

The Lost Boyz returned to record stores Tuesday with their latest effort, "L.B. Fam IV Life." The record's release date came six months to the day after the gunning down of group member Freaky Tah in his hometown of Queens, New York.

The group says that the album was ninety percent completed when the tragedy occurred, and the Lost Boyz' Pretty Lou talked to the MTV Radio Network about how that impacted its release.

"That's one of the reasons why we really wanted this album to come out more," Pretty Lou began, "to let people know that [Freaky Tah] was there on it and he was feelin' it."

He added, "And people might be like, 'Why they don't have no dedications and stuff like that on it?' That's because basically the album was done, you know, so we were just waiting for a release date then. Well, it's here now, we're going to move on. Tah wants it that way, and we're going to give it to them. We're gonna give it to the world the way Tah would want us to give it to the

world."

Although the album isn't filled with dedications to Freaky Tah, its first video, "Ghetto Jiggy," was done as a tribute to the fallen rapper and contains archival footage of him.

The Lost Boyz are planning to go on tour to support the record; "Plug Me In" will be its second single.