In 2006, after signing a $1.5 million deal with Jive, Papoose announced his debut album, Nacirema Dream. Now, nearly 7 years later, the Brooklyn rapper is finally gearing up to release the album, independently.

With the release date of March 26th nearing, Papoose reveals the cover art for the album, and he also pens an open letter to the fans explaining all the trials and tribulations he has gone through while preparing the album over the years.

View the official cover art for Nacirema Dream above, and the accompanying letter, below.