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Weren't you just thinking it was time for Professor James Franco to release an album? Yeah, me too.

Franco and his creative partner, drag performance artist Kalup Linzy.
Kalup and Franco is the duo of Kalup Linzy, a video/performance artist who frequently performs in drag, and James Franco, an Oscar-nominated movie star (127 Hours, Spider-Man) who has quickly become one of Hollywood's biggest weirdos. The partnership formed after Franco invited Linzy to perform on "General Hospital" during Franco's stint on the soap opera, and they've since become a performance duo and a musical act. On July 12, they'll release their debut EP Turn It Up on Dutty Artz, the label co-founded by the globe-trotting, genre-mashing theorist DJ /rupture.

The EP will be available as a digital download and as a limited-edition 7". It features two songs, "Rising (Both Sides Now)" and "Turn It Up (So We Can Turn It Out)", co-produced by DJ /rupture and his Nettle bandmate Brent Arnold, and "Rising" also features production from /rupture's Dutty Artz partner Matt Shadetek. Linzy produced a third track, "Fly Away". The duo intends to make music videos for each of those three songs, which will feature "surprise guest cameos."
Please let one of the surprise guests be Rip Taylor. Please let one of the surprise guests be Rip Taylor. Please let one of the surprise guests be Rip Taylor...

Know why any super-awesome megastar (like Rip Taylor) would agree to make a surprise guest cameo in one of Kalup and Franco's videos? Because James Franco, no doy.

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