These Black rappers are often the only people who deal with issues when it comes to signing with a major record label.
NBA YoungBoy has been doing well relaxing since his release from jail and caught up with DJ Akademiks.
“During the 3-hour conversation, NBA YoungBoy also revealed that he’s made no money off of the millions of views his videos have done on YouTube. He explained, “I think as you…you learn how badly you’ve been taken advantage of. I never got paid for YouTube a day in my life. N***as make all the money off my YouTube, and then give me a small percentage of my sh*t. All that shit slavery or something. But you know, that’s what we signed up for in this business,” per VladTV.
After revealing that he still is under contract with Atlantic Records for one more album, YoungBoy said that the only other person he’d sign with is Birdman. YoungBoy also stated that the only person he’d one to work with in the industry is Mike Caren of Artist Partner Group, “Other than being a free-agent, or being signed to Stunna, I don’t wanna do no business with nobody but Mike Caren. I feel like, Mike gonna support me. … He was open to my ideas, he didn’t try to control the artist or the way I present myself.” Check out a clip from the interview above.
Slave deals aren’t good and the only thing geared towards stardom is global exposure with less compensation given to the music artist.
There’s no real money in music and the lesson for Black trap or Drill rappers is to either go or remain independent.
However, it’s not a logical choice to call Black rappers broke if everyone is in a slave deal. It is crazy with all those views he didn’t make a dollar.
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