Understand The Differences Between Major Label And Independent Hustle Through Bobby Shmurda's Explanation
Author: Scarlett Pham
What is the differences between major label and independent hustle? The one who can answer this question is none other than Bobby Shmurda because he was singed to a music label and now he is an independent artist.
During a recent visit to The Party Starters Podcast, the rapper used the drug game as an analogy to explain the differences between signing with a major record label and being an independent artist.
"You can think of independence like this: your albums and EPs as bricks, pounds, just for the streets. You got a bunch of traps - distributors or labels. You can give an EP here, you can give an album here, you can give a half a pound here, you give a pound here, you give half a key here. It's just like we did in the hood" he gives some acts to support his words.
To explain the label record, he said: "Labels are different. They're gonna give you all the fame, they're gonna put you in front of everybody's face, where everybody gon' love you. But you ain't getting no money. You gonna be wearing everything for free, going everywhere for free and the point in time you act up, 'Bi*ch get your a$$ [out]!"
He added: "And you don't [own your music] and you don't even make no money. Every 30 days, I need that check, I need my own check. Your music gone, you don't get no money. You better get your a$$ up and get on them stages... It's a pimp and ho game."
Check out his explanation below: