This just broke hours ago… Below he explains the decision and a bit of what is next.
“Around this time, one year ago, I released my second album Lions and Liars under Reach Records. Four years ago, I officially became an artist on the label, although my friendship with all the artists and staff predates that time. Today, I bring news that is exciting, yet surprising and full of uncertainty.
I will no longer be an artist on the Reach Records label. Itâ€™s been a wonderful four years doing business with the Reach organization, and itâ€™s also been a pleasure to communicate the center of our joy via Hip Hop. Through the years I have established friendships that will last a lifetime, both Reach Records artists and staff.
I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to all who support my music and the other artists at Reach. I trust that the LORD will establish my plans as I commit my work to him.
It would be imprudent of me to think that this post would not bring speculation as well as gossip. I would encourage the reader to not pull out assumptions or exaggerations. That being said, here are a couple of things I would like to communicate:
* I will still be an artist with Reach Booking and travel on certain group dates w/ other Reach artist through 2011.
* I will continue to do concert dates and events through 2011.
* I will be featured on Reach projects that will be released in 2011.
* If you have any desire to stay afloat with some of my dealings go to www.thisishigh.com.
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”
Grace and Peace,
Amisho Baraka L.