AKA is working with producer Rodney Jerkins to produce the Touch My Blood album.
AKA announced on social media that his new album, Touch My Blood will be pushed back for release until 15 June 2018.
The album was initially due for release on 25 May 2018.
This is what AKA has posted about the release date:
#TouchMyBlood release date moved to the 15th of June. Apologies for the delay. We gotta get everything perfect for you. Please be patient. 🙏🏼
I tried my best to make it to the 25th but we need more time to shoot videos, release singles, drop merchandise, confirm dates for the tour etc. Sorry 🙏🏼
Some fans have responded to the news with despondence while others have ensured AKA of their support and understanding.
Many have encouraged the rapper to take his time to ensure that the album is near perfection as possible.
Working with Rodney Jerkins
AKA also announced that he is working with legendary producer Rodney Jerkins. AKA posted a clip of a video chat between him and Jerkins, also known as Darkchild.
AKA asked Jerkins to send out a message for South African fans to which he happily obliged.
AKA tweeted about the collaboration:
RODNEY JERKINS FAM. DARKCHILD FAM. It’s about to go down in a major way. 🙏🏼 I’m super duper BLESSED. 🙌🏼
I’m about to work with someone who produced for Michael Jackson. That’s hectic. 😭