Years ago, dancehall legend Super Cat was briefly signed to The Neptunes' Star Trak label.
At that time, producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo planned to
produce a new Super Cat album. It would have been the first in ages, but
it didn't materialise.
In 2003, they had released the track The Don of All Dons with Jadakiss and Styles P as a taste of what was to come on their compilation album Attack of the Clones.
That Super Cat-Neptunes partnership was short-lived, however, as the world heard nothing more of that. Until last week at least.
As it turns out, back then, Star Trak's A&R, Cipha Sounds, had sought out Federation Sound's Max Glazer to create a mix preview of the planned release (the album).
A&R (Artistes and repertoire) is the division of a record label that is responsible for overseeing the recording process and artistic development, among other issues relating to recording artistes.