OKP News: Dave Sitek Announces Releases w/ Kelis, Freddie Gibbs + More

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We're not even a quarter way through the year, but 2013 is already shaping up to be an exciting one for new dimensions in hip-hop and r&b.  FederalPrism, the label launched in 2012 by TV On The Radio member/producer Dave Sitek, has announced a list of upcoming releases for this year, and the roster of artists is even more impressive than the label name is awesome. Kelis will be releasing not one, but two albums with the imprint; Freddie Gibbs will release a single; and Sitek's well-received experimental project Maximum Balloon will drop a collaboration with Okayplayer favorite Miguel. Other notable names include a single from TV On The Radio themselves, as well as hollywood bombshell/indie pop darling Scarlett Johansson. A lineup of this diversity could be a stretch for some labels, but having an auteur like Sitek at the controls probably means there's a lot more to be excited about than we can imagine on paper. The full list of releases is below - just a few more reasons to look forward to what this emerging label has in store.

BLKHRTS: single/album

Cerebral Ballzy: single

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Daniel Higgs: single/album

Freddie Gibbs: single

Genuflex: single/album

Holly Miranda: single

Kelis: single/two albums

Maximum Balloon: single/album featuring Miguel

Oh Land: single

Priscilla Ahn: single

Scarlett Johansson: single

Stardeath and White Dwarves: album

Tearist: single/album

TV on the Radio: single

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