I am glad that he owned up and took responsibility concerning their present indictment and incarceration and took the onus off of Epic Records to bail them out. Over the last year we have heard people including 50 Cent, and Dr. Boyce Watkins call on LA Reid to bail out Bobby Shmurda. LA Reid on a recent Rap Radar podcast explained why he could not bail out Bobby and he was pretty much slammed after the fact. The audio of his recent interview with Revolt TV is kinda muddy so I am posting the transcript below:
via Latenight Creeps
“It’s a waiting process right now,” Rowdy said, “My spirits are good, I ain’t letting nothing drag me down or what God has planned for me. It’s all in God’s hands.”
Maintaining the music behind bars, he goes on to add, “Only update I got right now, is that I’m about to drop a mixtape since I know the streets have been waiting. Its’ called Shmoney Keeps Calling, and even though I’m locked out that shit keeps calling me.”
And as far as Epic’s defense, he commented, “I didn’t expect Epic to get us out, because at the end of the day we’re not the best of friends, they just signed us to their company. They don’t feel the pain that my family and friends feel, but on the business side, they did invest in us. They don’t really owe us nothing.”
Dr. Boyce Watkins gives his take on LA Reid’s recent comments about not being able to bail out out Bobby Shmurda.
Reid recently told the Rap Radar podcast, via Vibe, “It made me feel like people don’t know anything about my business. It’s really not their business. That’s the truth about it. We’re not elected officials here, and we’re not at liberty to disclose how we do business.”
Bobby Shmurda’s lawyer speaks to Complex on the latest developments with his case.
For once the artist really has come out on top, as singer songwriter Amanda Ghost has been named the new president of Epic Records, part of Sony’s Columbia/Epic Label Group. She replaces Charlie Walk, who left Epic after his contract expired late last year.
Ghost has written songs that sold more than 25 million records in the last three years including James Blunt’s “You are Beautiful”; Beyoncé & Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar” and Jordin Sparks “‘Tattoo.
”I’m not a conventional choice as an executive in the music business, but it is testament to the new mood at Sony where content is now king and the music business is being put back in the hands of creative talent such as myself,” says Ghost. “I’m here to draw on my experiences as an artist, songwriter and producer to make the new and existing artists signed to Epic as brilliant and successful as possible”.
Amanda Ghost released her own major label debut “Ghost Stories” (Warner Bros.) in 2000 and later went on to release records in the UK on her own record label, Plan A distributed through Universal Records. During that time she also started a publishing label and music production company where she signed new and developing artists, most recently, Hugo Chakra, who is licensed through Jay Z’s record label Roc Nation.
“I am delighted that Amanda has chosen to bring her creative vision and flair to the Epic label. In the changing environment of the music business record labels undoubtedly need to be complete partners with the artistic community and Amanda will be the perfect executive to meet that challenge,” Rob Stringer, Chairman Columbia/Epic Label Group said in a statement.
After battling legal problems for the last couple of years and playing second fiddle to brother Ray J’s sex tape scandal and revived recording career, Brandy is set to return to the music scene via Epic Records.
How many wanna bet that producer du jour Polow Da Don will have something to do with this project ?
He is coming off a great feat in bringing Usher back to prominence, the Fergie phenomenon, and even got Ashanti back on the charts. Don’t bet against it!!
Singer Brandy has signed with Epic Records, which will release her label debut later this year, a company official said, declining further comment.
Brandy, born Brandy Norwood, was previously signed to Atlantic. Her final release for the label, 2004’s “Afrodisiac,” has sold 416,000 copies to date in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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