The partnership we didn’t know we needed!
Issa Rae’s Raedio just signed comedic podcast duo The Read in a historic deal, Shadow and Act reports.
Crissle and Kid Fury are the hosts of The Read, a popular podcast that has been giving comedy, pop-culture, shade podcast fusion for the last eight years. The platform has a legion of fans and has transformed how creatives look at possibilities of the genre and how audiences consume podcasts. Now, Raedio, the audio company of media mogul Issa Rae, has signed the duo to a “historic record deal that will come to life in a first-of-its-kind original comedy album.
Rae is set to executive produce alongside Raedio president Benoni Tagoe, Crissle, Kid Fury, and talent manager Alexandra Rago. The project will feature “original commentary from the dynamic duo on historic pop culture moments alongside original music from today’s most prolific artists.” A debut single, tracklist, artwork, and visuals are all scheduled to drop before the album.
The Read spoke about the significance of this moment, after nearly a decade of hard work, saying, “Working with Benoni, Issa, and the Raedio team was a natural decision because we have been immense mutual supporters for our entire digital careers. 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.”
Rae echoed those sentiments, saying, I have been a fan of Crissle and Kid Fury for almost a decade now, and The Read has been my weekly comfort food. I can’t wait for everyone to experience their brilliant comedic commentary in such a specially-curated timeless format.”
There is no word yet on when the album will drop, but we are excited for you both and will continue to support your meteoric rise to the top! Because of you, we can!
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