After 10 years and seven albums with Atlantic Records, rap mogul T.I.P. is once again an independent artist. T.I. began his illustrious career as a successful independent artist before signing his first record contract with LaFace Records back in the day. He is now on his own again and feeling fine after a deal with Sony Records fell through.
That sound you just heard is the lid of Hip Hop’s coffin slamming shut on Hip Hop as a music genre.
Disgraced rapper Lil Wayne just found a sucker to get him back in the good graces of the corporate world. 3 weeks after getting dropped like a hot potato by Pepsi, Wayne has signed talentless socialite Paris Hilton to a record deal on Young Money Cash Money Records. Cash Money co-founder Birdman made the announcement on Twitter today.
Studio singer K. Michelle is relieved that she can drop the title “mixtape singer” from her résumé. The 26-year-old mother of 1 announced her new record deal with Warner Brothers on her Twitter page Monday.
It isn’t clear if K. Michelle is bedding the recording executive who signed her. As you may recall, the last executive who signed K. Michelle to a record deal (MempHitz) lived up to his name by slapping the taste out of her mouth whenever she got loud or stepped out of line. Neither the record deal nor their relationship ended very well.