Shadow and Act has confirmed that Raedio, the audio company founded by Issa Rae, has signed podcast duo The Read, to a "historic record deal that will come to life in a first-of-its-kind original comedy album."
The project will be executive produced by Raedio president Benoni Tagoe, Rae, The Read's (Kid Fury and Crissle) and talent manager Alexandra Rago. The project will be released later this summer and feature original music from today’s top talent.
Per Radio, the album "will pair original commentary from the dynamic duo on historic pop culture moments alongside original music from today’s most prolific artists."
Kid Fury and Crissle's popular podcast has. ran for eight years and has become a pop-culture staple, shaping the way audiences consume podcasts and how creatives conceptualize and create their own.
"I have been a fan of Crissle and Kid Fury for almost a decade now and The Read has been my weekly comfort food,” said Rae in a statement. “I can't wait for everyone to experience their brilliant comedic commentary in such a specially-curated, timeless format."
“Working with Benoni, Issa and the Raedio team was a natural decision because we have been immense mutual supporters for our entire digital careers,” said The Read. “A comedy album is new territory for us, but Raedio has been instrumental in helping us develop the vision for this project and collaborating with them has been exciting and such a joy. We’re excited to break new ground and give our fans new ways to tune in and engage with us.”
The album will be preceded by an official debut single, full-length tracklist, artwork and accompanying visuals.