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buckshotstheone
09-01-2010, 05:25 PM
As another album is getting fucked around with (24 Hour Karate School) i look at how often this has happened and how bullshit it is to see potential great projects get destroyed.

http://www.reppghhiphop.com/2010/09/01/label-politricks/


Every now and then the threat of an incredible album is halted by the powers that be, whether because of in-house bullshit, a feeling that some truths are just too much for the masses, or because some bougie-ass artist can’t handle whatever terms are put in front of them. Many of these reasons point directly back to industry rule #4080, and while it’s frustrating enough that the t.I’s are able to screw an artist out of even more than they already take from them, when an artist themselves plays into this mess, it makes the whole story that much more sad. Basically it’s fucked up to see Mos Def off the 24 Hour Karate School album.


The revised tracklist (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2010/08/30/ski-beatz-24-hour-karate-school-tracklist/) was just released for the probably-never-gonna-drop Ski Beatz album which about 6 months ago was the hottest thing on the radar, only to have fallen victim to some sort of bullshit which has delayed it far past the point of it still being hype and now we see that the highly anticipated record has been stripped of all five Mos Def appearances, including on the already leaked “Prowler 2” (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2010/03/18/ski-beatz-prowler-2-f-jean-grae-jay-electronica-joell-ortiz-mos-def/). While the true reason may come out eventually, what’s obvious is yet again we have a situation where some bullshit has halted and changed the release of what could have been (and hopefully still will be) an incredible rap album. Nevermind the zero promotion and support this album will probably get, the content isn’t even going to be as good now that Dante has been stripped from the legendary producer’s compilation. Of course this isn’t the first time some bullshit like this has happened but unfortunately whenever it does, the whole album and usually artist subsequently suffers, or at the very least we the fans suffer by not being given the full content of the artist’s recording, the worst case being because some money-handler (pocket stuffer) at the label made some dickhead decision.


Most recently 3 Stacks was ripped off (http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/06/the-verge-qa-big-boi-explains-why-andre-3000-will-not-appear-on-sir-luscious-leftfoot.html) of Big Boi’s solo album and even though I’d say it was probably because ol’ boy came with a shitty verse (which given that he’s dropped like 3 verses in the last 5 years, it’s pretty sad to hear this low caliber shit) the fact remains that no Outkast reunion was allowed by bitch-ass Jive records (how come artists still fuck with them anyway?). Speaking of self-serving record labels who have clearly signed a deal with the devil, Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope apparently had a problem with a song on Wale’s debut that touched on the subject of skin color, something Iovine is quite sensitive to since he uses a white boy to take money away from black rappers on a regular basis, and so after being delayed months, Attention Deficit was finally released with a severe lack of promotion and eventually the world forgot about the awkward sort-of-co-host of last year’s MTV awards. And then there’s Charles Hamilton’s shelved album which leaked on the low (http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2010/08/13/charles-hamilton-tafietu-album/) and was not-surprisingly subtitled “The Album for Interscope Execs to Understand”.


Then there are the classic cases of Cormega’s booting out of The Firm costing him an album release (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormega), Large Professor watching The LP get bootlegged to shit before a release 14 years later, oh and 50 Cent having his still best album to date (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_of_the_Dollar) get cancelled due to his…uh…authenticity on the streets? I thought that’s what was supposed to sell albums, you know, that raw street shit, I mean damn that’s how the slimes at Interscope marketed Get Rich or Die Tryin’…..”buy this, the boy got shot 9 times”.


So if 24 Hour Karate School sucks there’s a good chance we can thank the label, although this instance involves Mos Def, which, given his history of spastic behavior (http://www.mediatakeout.com/24762/shocking_confession_mos_defs_ex-wife_claims_he_abused_her.html), I wouldn’t be surprised if he randomly decided to be in one of his “damn the man” modes and just axe himself from an album already plagued with bullshit delay after bullshit delay. Like Ghost said, fuck the whole industry (http://cultureshoq.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/6a010536846743970c01156ff005da970c-800wi.jpg).

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-01-2010, 05:40 PM
Most recently 3 Stacks was ripped off (http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/06/the-verge-qa-big-boi-explains-why-andre-3000-will-not-appear-on-sir-luscious-leftfoot.html) of Big Boi’s solo album and even though I’d say it was probably because ol’ boy came with a shitty verse (which given that he’s dropped like 3 verses in the last 5 years, it’s pretty sad to hear this low caliber shit)

http://www.co-opcreditunion.com/pix/horrified_look.jpg

David Daniel Davis
09-01-2010, 11:41 PM
Fifty Cent has so much damn money; he should just step to Columbia records and buy the master tape of Power of the Dollar and put it out on G Unit/Interscope.

buckshotstheone
09-01-2010, 11:46 PM
Fifty Cent has so much damn money; he should just step to Columbia records and buy the master tape of Power of the Dollar and put it out on G Unit/Interscope.

it's so readily accessible on the internet as it is, anyone who would want it already has it and the "candy shop" 50 cent fans wouldn't be into it at all.

djskillz
09-02-2010, 12:42 AM
http://www.co-opcreditunion.com/pix/horrified_look.jpg

lmao