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It seems that when established artists look to bring their team on and help create a career for them, that is never actually the case. Shady Records has began to chip away as it has lost members such as Obie Trice, Stat Quo and most recently Bobby Creekwater.

Another camp that has gathered a strong force behind it is CTE (Corporate Thugz Entertainment) which is run by rapper Young Jeezy. This camp, however, has been suffering the same fate as camps such as G-Unit with M.O.P. where artists are suppose to blow, but they never come with a project.

Recently, HipHopWired.com conducted an interview with Roccett who is a California-bred rapper that was under Jeezy’s label. While DJ Drama made the statement that he was no longer with CTE, the rapper took some time out to actually clear up the speculation surrounding his business relationship with Jeezy.

“In life man, I feel like there’s times where you have to make decisions that’s better for you and your career. To be honest with you, Jeezy didn’t really put out anybody. That’s my boy and we cool, but there’s no artists the he put out or was successful. I don’t think that he put in a hard enough effort to put out an artist that would be successful.”

Although the business side may not have gone the way that he once thought, Roccett assured the fact that he understands that’s just the way some things happen.

“I’m not knocking him because he’s a rapper too, so at the end of the day he has to worry about his career so how can he really worry about yours unless he’s really ready to take that role.”

Roccett states that no matter what the situation may be, he is still friends with Young Jeezy and is not sour about what transpired and only takes it as an extra push to make sure that he can make a name for himself even if he has to do it on a solo tip.

“I just feel like I have a good solid team behind me and I’m not trying to be in the music game to be somebody’s sidekick. I want to be my own man and have my own music.”

Roccett released his mixtape Another Day Another Dollar with DJ Scream and is currently in the works of prepping his next mixtape tentatively titled Chronic 2009 or The Free Agent while shopping a new deal. For more info on the West Coast lyrical killer, log on to iamroccett.com and stay tuned for his upcoming feature with Hip-Hop Wired. Check out his new video “I’m Getting Money/Bang Dat” below.

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