Raedio, an audio-everywhere company, founded by Issa Rae, is pleased to announce that it has signed award-winning podcast duo, The Read, to a historic record deal that will come to life in a first-of-its-kind original comedy album.
Executive produced by label president Benoni Tagoe, Issa Rae, The Read (entertainment personalities, Kid Fury and Crissle) and talent manager, Alexandra Rago, the full-length project will be released later this summer and feature original music from today’s top talent.
For eight years, writers and entertainment personalities, Kid Fury and Crissle, formally and jointly known as The Read, have galvanized audiences with their unfiltered opinions and launched a streaming mammoth.
With more than 150 million listeners in over 60 countries worldwide, The Read has been a prominent player in the podcast era and shaped the way that audiences consume content.
“I have been a fan of Crissle and Kid Fury for almost a decade now and The Read has been my weekly comfort food,” says Issa Rae, founder of Raedio.
“I can’t wait for everyone to experience their brilliant comedic commentary in such a specially-curated, timeless format.”
As a disruptor and innovator in the music industry, Raedio is changing the way that audio is shared, distributed, and consumed, making them the perfect conduit to helm this original comedy album. Conceptually, the album will pair original commentary from the dynamic duo on historic pop culture moments alongside original music from today’s most prolific artists.
“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.”
Set to be released later this summer, the album will be preceded by an official debut single, full-length track list, artwork, and accompanying visuals.