After riding the wave of his feel-good party jam “Good Time” for the latter half of 2017, North Carolina emcee Mark Steele breaks his silence today (8/16/2018) with the announcement of the release date for his long-awaited forthcoming album It’s Been A Minute. Set for release October 12, 2018, the album will feature guest appearances from No Malice (of The Clipse), G. Yamazawa, and more, as well as production from Khrysis (of Jamla’s The Soul Council), Mike Bannnon, and more.

The big announcement comes with a “Surprise” music video and college tour reveal. Produced by Mike Bannon, the song serves as the second single from It’s Been A Minute, and the self-directed video follows the events in “Good Time.”

” I’ve been selfishly holding on to this art long enough. This is how it all started. Surprise!” – Mark Steele

Check out the visuals for “Surprise” below.