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Independence: 10 Rappers Who Campaigned For Freedom From Record Labels [Photos]


Photo: Instagram/Nas


Label: Columbia/Sony

In 2002, Nas rapped how he was a “Columbia Records slave” and followed up with a double disc album (which many artists use to count as two for their album release obligations, thus expediting the end of their contract).

A couple of years later, he was mysteriously signed to Def Jam while DMX started recording for Columbia.

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