In a statement published by HipHopDX, Day26 announced earlier this week that the group would "take a break" to focus on solo efforts.
This followed a slew of Twitter messages from members Brian Angel, Willie Taylor and Michael McCluney last week, hinting that such an announcement may come.
From what the group has said for a while, they were no longer signed to Bad Boy Records and were Atlantic Records only. But, given conflicting information, we had maintained coverage of them to see where the dust settled. Now that it has, we will cease coverage of Day26.
During their time with Bad Boy, the group released two albums. Their 2008 self-titled debut hit #1 on the Billboard 200, spawning a successful lead single in "Got Me Going." A little over a year later, they followed with "Forever in a Day," which reached #2 and featured "Imma Put It On Her."
Earlier this evening, Day26 member Brian Angel said that he would not be at the Day26 show in North Carolina on Thursday night. Mindless Behavior's #1 Girl Tour is heading to Raleigh, along with Jacob Latimore, Lil Twist, Kayla Brianna, Day26 and Hamilton Park. He went on to remark about his status with the group.
"I'm sorry I wasn't informed of the show," he said. "I thought I was still a member of Day26. Let me find out something different."
This ignited comments from group members Willie Taylor and Michael McCluney, via a series of tweets, hinting that the group had reached its conclusion.
"At the end of the day, you're NOT me because you're NOT ME," Taylor posted. "Now how about you try and be the best YOU that you can be!!! And no we NEVER kicked Brian out the Group. Brian f***** the group up with selfish acts that we'll address later!! I was there til the END! It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever stop! Hell I didn't know none of ya'll before that show, when I was in Chicago grindin' my a** off!! And I'll always support Mike, Robert, and hell, even Que!!! But that n**** thought he was the s*** and tried to take food out the fam mouth!! I'm done with it... I'll Let Mike and Rob tell ya'll what type of snake a** s*** Sisqo tried to pull!!!!! LMAO. Day26 fan, I apologize on my behalf, I do know that ya'll should not see this. But, however I won't let this n**** lie to ya'll!"
Willie Taylor of Day 26 is featured in Prodigy (of Mobb Deep)'s new album, "H.N.I.C. 3." You can pre-order it on Amazon.com. Their collaboration is "My Angel," which you can listen to care of the YouTube channel of the song's producer, Beat Butcha, and Taylor.