Seattle rap vet, Grayskul member and Oldominion leader Onry Ozzborn has created a new project, the Gigantics. “The Gigantics is a five member production team headed up by Onry Ozzborn,” reads a MySpace bulletin sent by Oldominion. “It is unclear at this point in time exactly who the other members are, Onry’s being secretive about it.”
He isn’t being secretive about the guest list for the album, which is currently titled Die Already. In addition to the massive Oldominion squad, Aesop Rock, Swollen Members, Awol One, 2Mex, P.O.S., Qwel, Murs, Jumbo and Vursatyl from Lifesavas, Vitamin D, N8 the Gr8 and many others will contribute features. Die Already doesn’t have a label home nor a release date yet, but should street sometime this year.
“The album, entitled Die Already is both an Onry Ozzborn solo album and a compilation of sorts. It’s part autobiographical concept album, as Onry takes you through moments in his past, and album guests take on the roles of people in Onry’s life who helped make him who he is today,” reads the Oldominion MySpace bulletin. “Production is wrapping up, the album is about 90% completed.”
In related news, Oldominion continues to toil away at its anticipated new album, which is scheduled for fall 2007. Meanwhile the Saturday Knights, an Oldominion project featuring MC Barfly, will soon issue its debut EP for rock imprint Light in the Attic. Finally, Grayskul will drop its new album Bloody Radio on Rhymesayers this year.