I was able to speak with Grand Puba for a few minutes during his listening session at Frank's Chop Shop in NYC for his new album "RETRO-ACTIVE". We build on his early contributions and his reasons for wanting to drop new music again after several years away from the scene. Puba's album, "RETRO-ACTIVE" is out today on Frank Radio/Babygrande records. It features appearances by Sadat X, Rell. Lord Jamar, Kid Capri, Q-Tip, Talee, Sarah Martinez, Khadija Mohammed, Big Phil and Tiffani Davis. Production is largely handled by PHD & Grand Puba with tracks by Large Professor and Q-Tip respectively. Grand Puba laces the CD with his tested formula- party tracks, punch lines & wisdom. Stand out tracks include the first single, "This Joint Right Here" w/Kid Capri, "How Long?", "It Is What It Is" and "I See Dead People" w/Rell & Lord Jamar.