SA Rappers That Left Their Record Labels/Went Independent. To strike it rich in the music industry, each musician needs a solid record label to back them up and help them flourish. Unfortunately, in this competitive market, not everyone has your interests in mind, and most musicians discover this only after they’ve naively committed a slew of agreements, resulting in a dramatic exodus from their record deal. Without further ado, lets unfold some of the SA rappers who have cut-off their relationship with the record labels and decided to be independent artist.
In 2019 Emtee made an official announcement that he will be leaving Ambitiouz Record Label, most people perceived that The Hustler has made a massive blunder of his career. Nonetheless, the rapper’s decision to depart Ambitiouz proved to be a gamble that massively paid off for the “Rollup” hitmaker. Ever since he became an independent artist, Emtee now owns his own record label and he has released his first album “LOGAN” as an independent artist.
Following his extremely public dispute with Ambitiouz, the rapper produced a song justifying the separation from the record label. On the song, the rapper
Following his extremely public dispute with Ambitiouz, the rapper produced a song justifying the separation from the record label. On the song, the rapper highlighted concerns like as accolades, money, and management, which appears to be doing better than artists.
Where the f*#k do awards stay at? Getting monthly pay of less than 20k was never part of the plan/ PR buying cars before the artist it doesn’t match up,” he said on his song title “Loyal.”
Known as Motswako’s first lady, Fifi Cooper Fifi Cooper, who learnt the hard way, was forced to launch her own record label, Mocooper Records, after a contract dispute with Ambitiouz Records. The rapper has won quite a number of awards under the label, but all that was overlooked and she felt there wasn’t enough recognition for her from the label.
Talk of unfulfilled promises, Priddy Ugly is another hip hop artist who had his own fair share of disappointment under a record label. The rapper unfolds the events that took place leading to his departure from Ambitiouz Record Label. “I just felt like they didn’t push the music. I was doing everything by myself anyway. [I] shot the videos [for] ‘Tshela’ and ’02Hero’, no one from Ambitiouz Entertainment was even on set. Even for support. They gave me the funding for the music video. He said during an interview on Sobering Podcast.