NEW YORK (Billboard) - Mr. Cheeks, frontman of rap act the Lost Boyz, will release "John P. Kelly," his debut solo album in late Sept. via Universal.
The 15-track set - which includes collaborations with Stephan Marley, the Goodie Mob's Big Gipp and Horace Brown, among others - is named for the artist's late grandfather, as well as his cousin who recently lost a battle with cancer.
The album will be preceded next month by the single "Lights, Camera, Action!
Lost Boyz - Mr. Cheeks, Pretty Lou, Spigg Nice and the late Freaky Tah - debuted in 1995 with the album "Legal Drug Money," which was followed two years later by "Love, Peace and Nappiness." Following the 1999 death of Freaky Tah, the group's third album, "LB IV Life," was released. Cheeks pays homage to Tah on the track "'Til We Meet Again." Cheeks says it's not necessarily the end of the Lost Boyz, though. "Everybody has different agendas, but we are still LB Fam," Cheeks said. "We might put out another Lost Boyz album, but it's not going to feel the same way it did when we first started."