Washington D.C. -- Rising hip-hop star
prepares for a "cool and fly" release of his sophomore album trilogy
. The first installment of the three-part series,
, will be released everywhere digitally on January 20 through his independent label,
. Fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly anticipated album from January 17th -19th on
. The albums will be released in sequence throughout a nine month span; exclusive hardcopies will be available for a limited period.
"I decided to go with releasing the different series because I felt that I could not express everything and give the audience the true experience by having too many songs on one album," says Bonney. "I didn't want to be all over the place. I think it is more innovative this way."
Hype is already swirling around the intoxicating single "Rich Kids," for which Bonney recently shot and directed a music video. Expect prominent guest appearances from Raheem DeVaughn and others on the forthcoming albums, as well as guest production by notable producer Ski (Jay Z's
and Camp Lo's
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