Travis McCoy

Gym Class Heroes’ frontman Travis McCoy is going to take a break away from the possee to work on his solo debut album, “The Lazarus Project.”

Though he didn’t spill beans on who will actually be featured on the album, McCoy did mention that the guest appearances will be kept to a minimum, since he is mostly willing to showcase a new side of his artistic personality. Now hoping to gain respect as a rapper, McCoy has inked a deal with autotune master T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Entertainment. The deal was made public when T-Pain brought McCoy on stage sporting a Nappy Boy chain during the Detroit show of Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Tour.”

Blending fundamentals of rap, r&b, rock, and funk into one cohesive melodic sound, upstate New York’s Gym Class Heroes is a band that holds funky lyricism with distinct appeal. The group was signed to Fall Out Boy leader Pete Wentz’s independent record label Decaydance, on which they released their gold-selling album “As Cruel as School Children.” The band’s breakthrough single “Cupid’s Chokehold” achieved the #4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The group is expected to drop a new album, “The Invasion Of Dummies In P.E.,” in 2010.

Despite moving towards his solo rap venture, McCoy claims that no matter what, Gym Class Heroes will always be his main concern. McCoy’s push for the solo album is the result of always having to stay busy by being creative, because if doesn’t, he’ll be depressed.

No release date for “The Lazarus Project” has been announced.

Written By Shabazz

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