When all else fails, blame the record label.
Although clashes between labels and artists have been well documented over the years, the Big Wig’s aren’t always at fault for Hip-Hop’s hiccups, or are they?
Some think so, like Scarface who dissed “the suits” (aka label executives) for dumbing down the rap game. “I feel like we losing it,” he told HardKnockTV in April. “I feel like the people that are in control of what Hip-Hop does is so f*cking white and so f*ckking Jewish and so they don’t give a f*ck about what the culture and the craft really is about.”
Face is one of many musicians –from all genres — to accuse labels of compromising artistic freedom for record sells, and the list of rapper’s lashing out is growing. Yesterday (Nov. 12), Jeezy went off on Def Jam for delaying his The Statute of Limitations is Over With album, and threatened to release the project with or without their help.
The move could’ve been a publicity stunt (he released his latest, “Foul Play” the same day), or a true act of Jeezy defiance. Either way, when it comes to “raging against the machine” the Snowman is in great company.
Check out 10 other rappers who went off on their record labels.