Van Hunt's Previously Shelved 'Popular' LP Finally Released via Blue Note
Nearly a decade after its intended release, Popular finally has its day
An unfortunate victim in Blue Note’s ping-pong between EMI and Capitol Records, Van Hunt‘s third studio album, Popular, never got the early-2008 release it was promised.
The follow-up to his sophomore 2006 release, On The Jungle Floor, the album was eventually self-released/leaked out of mounting anticipation, though its run was quick and eventually terminated, making it one of the most coveted projects just outside of the internet’s gaze. Today, Blue Note has finally (and officially) released Popular with the label’s full support. Label chief and music giant, Don Was, expressed his honor in finally making good:
Popular was so far ahead of its time that it sounds fresh today and reaffirms Van Hunt as an important musical voice. The opportunity to right this wrong is both karmically and musically solid.
You can stream Van Hunt’s previously shelved Popular down below. Hit the link to call it yours via iTunes. Revisit his last project, 2015’s The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets, today and hold tight for his next transmission.