bestnom1000x50

Newest Lame-Ass Trend in Major Label Hip-Hop Exposed by NY Mag

wiz

R.A. the Rugged Man said it best: Every Major Record Label Sucks Dick. Major props to New York Mag writer Erika Ramirez for writing today about the latest bullshit going: signed artists pretending that they're unsigned to boost their indie cred (link and excerpt below). Sure - it's nothing new, and we've suspected it with many cats throughout the years, but it's always nice when someone does a bit of research to make a point. Oh - and for the record: I have nothing against Wiz Khalifa, even though Kush and Orange Juice is the lamest album title that I've ever heard (next to Ghetto Postage and Nastradamus, of course). The only thing worse is the thought of college kids finding it hilarious.

With his independently released mixtape So Far Gone, Drake went from digital dynamo (2,000 downloads in ten minutes) to Grammy nominee all before he signed on any dotted lines. Or maybe not: While a major-label bidding war supposedly raged, rumor had it that he was already signed to Young Money/Universal. Either way, the excitement around his quick, seemingly unassisted rise translated into true stardom. And today, a number of up-and-coming rappers, eager to re-create his magic, are at pains to represent themselves as boot-strapping independent artists — even when they’ve got freshly inked major-label deals. READ IT ALL HERE...
| More


ADVERTISEMENT
 Friends' Activity   Popular 
All Blogs
Follow the Phoenix
  • newsletter
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • rss
ADVERTISEMENT
OTD Categories
Out
VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys at the House of Blues
Rare Frequencies: Trouble and treble
Lady Lee's Lion's Den Playlist
HOMEWORK: Assignment #2: D-Tension
Ticket On-Sale Alert: Muse, Mariah Carey, Black Eyed...
Latest Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Search Blogs
 
Links
Bradley’s Almanac -
Band in Boston -
Wayne & Wax -
Aurgasm -
Anti-Gravity Bunny -
Clicky Clicky -
Soul Clap -
Lemmingtrail -
WMBR -
WFNX -
Jump the Turnstyle -
Loaded Gun -
Vanyaland -
Ryan's Smashing Life -
Boston Band Crush -
Sleepover Shows -
Boston Accents -
Pilgrims of Sound -
Allston Rat City -
Playground Boston -
I Heart Noise -
On The Download Archives