The Michigan-born MC known as One Be Low has always been something of a DIY man. Now, he’s taken that policy further, by preparing his second solo album, The R.E.B.I.R.T.H., for release via his own imprint.

Citing “shady business partners,” “phony cohorts,” and an amicable split from Fat Beats (who released 2005’s S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.) as his reasons for self-releasing the new album, the man born Nahshid Sulaiman expressed, in a recent press release, excitement over his new situation. “My focus is stronger, and I’m hungrier than ever before. Whereas before, I was truly a ‘one man army,’ now I’m delegating responsibilities to a very competent team.”

A couple of those team members are Vitamin D and Jake One, who, among others, stopped by for production contributions to the album. The R.E.B.I.R.T.H. will be available February 19 on Sulaiman’s Subterraneous Records.

1. Rebirth
2, Born & Raised
3. Keep It Rollin’
4. Smash
5. Headlines
6. War
7. Don’t Sleep
8. House Rules
9. Snap Shot
10. The G Gap
11. Hip Hop Heaven