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.”
I meant to throw this up yesterday but lost focus…know I like the man affectionately known as “L.A.” but I don’t dig how the victors get to rewrite history. It’s obvious Dame ruffled a few weather, especially over at Def Jam but for the execs to be attributing the success of Kanye West to Jay-Z when the people who were there know damn well it was Dash who was riding with the “Gay Fish” is an insult to history. He offers up some keen perspective on some other topics, so this clip is worth viewing to see how and why the game is in the state that it is…blame it on the musicmen!
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Somebodies f*cking with the bottom line cuz the Big Boys is speaking out
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Rick Ross, the Miami, self proclaimed ‘Boss’, is stepping up the stakes this month when he will be releasing a mixtape with the same name as 50 Cent’s upcoming LP, ‘Before I Self Destruct’. The results of doing this could indeed mess up the promotional plans for Fiddy’s team, as they would both bear the same title and cause confusion for some unfamiliar with the ongoing beef between the two. Ross has just finished up production on the mixtape so it should be available soon.
L.A. Reid, the Chairman of Island Def Jam, Ross’ label, says he is not at all pleased with this whole beef scenario. “I love Rick Ross,” he said. “I consider 50 a friend. I don’t encourage anything that represents ignorance and nonsense. I just hope these two guys are smart enough, mature enough and rich enough that this shouldn’t last. I haven’t been following it, honestly, but Rick Ross is my artist. I support him. I support his artistic beliefs and dreams. 50 is my friend and a fellow superstar in our business. I respect him and his legacy. I hope they work it out.”
Russell Simmons also had some words to say about this too and they were very similar. “If it’s like pro wrestling, if that’s how they view themselves, then it’s part of the entertainment,” Simmons said. “It’s not something I would advise still. I always like to play high notes. I’ve gotten older. I see that is usually where I’ve had the longest, most stable impression — doing something that’s higher and more inspired. There’s a lot of talks about the beefs that’s going on, particularly the 50 Cent [vs. Rick Ross feud]. They’re both very talented. Neither one of them needs that to be hot. … It’s always a little edgy. I worry about them. I haven’t gotten involved. I hope they settle it, and it goes away.”
Now the homey Sheek gets love on this site, he has always given us interviews when we needed it. Now my beef is that he really needs to hit us with some of that raw dope he is known for. With an album named Silverback Gorilla ,I am expecting some hard shit the females wont like. I know he got some of that on the album but wish he would have dropped it first. Anyway hope he does his numbers and then gets back with Jada, Styles, and drop the Lox album we been waiting for 10 years.
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JADAKISS and P MOOR(STREET KNOWLEDGE TV) at our Apollo Kidz clothing table right next to the Apollo Theatre on 125th. St Newly minted Roc-a-Fella recording artist Jadakiss speaks to Street Knowledge from the recent Boost Mobile Concert at the famed Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Jadakiss speaks honestly on his ongoing negotiations with Def Jam, former D-Block signee Jae Hood, and his recent legal troubles. This interview also contains snippets of Jae Hood’s recent interviews with Forbez DVD and an unreleased Street Knowledge TV interviewed taken on set during Styles P “Can You Believe It” ft. Akon video. This interview is noteworthy because it shows Jae Hood in the heat of the battle with former enemies G-Unit.