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02-03-2011, 09:00 AM
Today I look at Top Spitta's recent major label deal and ask how good of a thing it really is


So Curren$y got signed by Warner Records (http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.13907/title.warner-music-confirms-curreny-signing-new-mixtape-and-tour), that’s dope right? Or is it? Seems like a lot of these major label deals end up going nowhere so I’m wondering if it’s even worth celebrating a move like this as it could easily end up with us waiting months and months for an album that ends up being over produced and under accomplished. I understand the goal has always been to get signed to a major label and apparently the money is good, but what are the risks these days and don’t a lot of artists who happen to be running their own independent shit seem to be pretty happy doing that? Is this another sign of growth?

Back in the day you had few options so labels like Def Jam were born out of college dorms rooms and over time became big league rap labels that birthed some of the greatest legends in rap, from LL Cool J to DMX (damn right X is a legend, he made “Stop Being Greedy”). It was either that or go the Suge Knight route and partner with a major label for distribution like Interscope to rape an entire coast full of rappers all while delivering some of the best music in hip hop history. Now I know we’re supposed to champion an artist’s success but hasn’t that been coming a lot more lately from independent efforts as opposed to major label backing? Koch went through a period of resurrecting everyone’s careers (all of whom are irrelevant again, oh well) and Raekwon got sick of waiting for Aftermath (now there’s a name that constantly comes up in this discussion) and formed Ice Water/H20 and gave us The Godfather 2 (http://monkeyboxing.com/wp-content/uploads/old/linx2.jpg), which brings us back to another potential double shot of Coppola (pause) in the form of both Pilot Talks.

Curren$y dropped two incredible albums last year, when’s the last time that happened? Oh yeah, DMX, and you remember how hungry he was then, not even Russell himself could have prevented those albums from being delivered to the masses, but more often these days you are more likely to see an artist sit around waiting on a release date and even studio time, how long did it take Saigon’s album to finally come out? Like I give a fuck about that “Come on Baby” single years after it hit (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2007/11/07/saigon-cmon-baby-rmx-f-jay-z/), shit even “Beamer Benz or Bentley” was out of place on Banks last album and that was only like 6 months after it was hot.

Outside of Rick Ross (who arguably did have the best album last year) and Kanye (again, musical genius) and yes the other (http://www.soulculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/The-Roots-How-I-Got-Over.jpg) two (http://www.ted-payne.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/big_boi_sir_lucious_left_foot_review.jpg) album of the year candidates, *starts to question this whole post*, it seems like artists who go their own route for distribution at least can feel some sense of security in their ability to connect with fans and maintain a career in hip hop. Major labels either turn you to one hit wonders, drop you, or (if you’re one of very few) make you a star, but when you roll dolo you get out of it as much as you put in. Seems like the better way to go.

Maybe this will work out great for Curren$y, maybe an artist who currently works with one of the best producers of all time in Ski Beatz and an amazing living band will find even more success with Warner Records, Puffy made Bad Boy work, although Spitta’s frequent collaborator Wiz Khalifa didn’t get shit for his 2007 deal, so the history at that label lends no true assumption about what will happen with Curren$y. I can only hope that Warner does right by one of the nicest up and coming MCs because when that dutch is lit either one of them albums plays out nice, and I’d hate to see him turn into another Saigon, or Joell Ortiz, or Truth Hurts, or King Tee, or Black Rob, or The Lox, or Rakim, or Busta Rhymes, or B.G., or Cormega, or Canibus or…..

02-03-2011, 09:41 AM
rick ross had the best album last year? are you fucking retarded?

02-03-2011, 09:46 AM
Jet$ fool

Mr. R&B
02-03-2011, 10:39 AM
rick ross had the best album last year? are you fucking retarded?


Mic Tyson
02-03-2011, 11:08 AM
rick ross had the best album last year? are you fucking retarded?

hahahahah i was gonna say the same thing

02-03-2011, 08:13 PM

I can see Dame commiting suicide now

02-04-2011, 08:38 AM

I can see Dame commiting suicide now

OH SHIT!! i totally forget that was Dame's boy hahahahahahahahahahahahhaah aw that just makes this even funnier

02-04-2011, 09:01 AM
lol @ Rick Ross rotfl

02-04-2011, 11:41 AM
I wanna hear more from Young Roddy, hopefully a mixtape will surface soon.

02-04-2011, 12:41 PM
rick ross had the best album last year? are you fucking retarded?

lol, word

Never gotten the curren$y hype either. Terrible delivery, boring flow, boring lyrics..

drippie k
02-04-2011, 06:27 PM
^^^whaaaaat?? curren$y is fucking dope, he's gotta a hella stoner flow...he's not like top 10 material lyrics wise but he's pretty sick with it

Khem The Decepticon
02-05-2011, 12:35 AM
Curren$y has got to be one of my favorite new school artisits out there. Hes cranking out CD's like its nothing. I cant wait for his EP with The Alchemist to drop.