After months of delays and protracted negotiations to get him off Columbia/Sony Urban, Lil Flip will finally release his next album, "I Need Mine," March 27 via Asylum.

After months of delays and protracted negotiations to get him off Columbia/Sony Urban, Lil Flip will finally release his next album, "I Need Mine," March 27 via Asylum. The Houston rapper joined hometown colleagues Mike Jones, Paul Wall and Pimp C on the label's roster last summer.

"I Need Mine" was originally due in June 2007 via Sony but was scuttled after it leaked online. The set features guest appearances by Lyfe Jennings ("Ghetto Mindstate (Can't Get Far Away)"), Big Pokey and Lil' Keke ("Starched & Cleaned"), Nate Dogg ("Take You There") and Mannie Fresh ("What It Do"), among many others.

Lil' Flip previously told Billboard things started to sour with Sony during the run of his last album, "You Gotta Feel Me." Though the set sold more than 1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Flip felt it deserved a more robust promotional campaign.

"Everybody wanted to sign me and I had fans," he said. "With that type of ammunition, Sony was able to take me to platinum with barely any promotion. I had two videos and went over platinum. Most rappers need three to four videos to go platinum. Imagine if someone was really behind me. At this point in my career I can't settle for part of a promotional campaign, and Sony would not give me 100%."

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