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Some Details Emerge About Jay-Z’s StarRoc Label

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Some minor details have emerged about Jay’s new label venture with Norwegian production duo Stargate (Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen). A source tells MTV News that the label will be based out of the Roc The Mic studios in Manhattan and will look to sign artists to the sometimes controversial “360 deals” that have become popular since people recently realized that they no longer had to pay for music. The New York Times also reported this past Sunday that the label will also have a publishing arm.

That’s all I’ve got.


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91 Responses to “Some Details Emerge About Jay-Z’s StarRoc Label”

  1. green eyes Says:

    That’s all I’ve got.

    ^ blog harder

  2. plug Says:

    *takes t-liners out of bag*

  3. Big Homie Says:

    Mmmm Serena

  4. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Top 5 R&B Dudes That Disappeared:

    1) Bilal- I know how is he 1st? That Fastlane was that shit!

    2) DeAngelo- 1st album was aight

    3) Maxwell- It’s un’fortunate’ homie is on a milk carton

    4) Case- That ‘I’m Missing You’ is flava!

    5) KC- Cooked Crack… Literally

  5. Beezy Says:

    Jay Z = Executive Fail

  6. Jeff R Says:

    Whats a “360” deal? I’m surprised that I haven’t heard of it yet.

  7. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Yo Serena is the finest ugliest bitch ever!

  8. BabyDoll Says:

    foekist Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    plug Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    SMH @ cOLD self ethering himself again…

    $$

    i thought the one that would be considered etherin themselves would be the person interacting with the fake thinkin it’s really Crooked…

    ^too bad that wasn’t really happening…at least in my case anyway…

  9. Jimmy Valentime Says:

    360 deal means they try to get a cut of your tour money and endorsement deals …

  10. Jeff R Says:

    nevermind I figured it out…but YO….Jay Z is rocking some long hair in that pic… he almost looks like Charles Hamilton…

    Good thing he’s a better rapper!

  11. Beezy Says:

    Whats a “360″ deal? I’m surprised that I haven’t heard of it yet.

    ^Anything the artists does gets raped by the label. Shows, clothing line, cologne/perfume etc…

  12. eskay Says:

    >>Whats a “360″ deal? I’m surprised that I haven’t heard of it yet.

    it means the label gets a piece of the artists merchandising, touring, etc. in addition to their music sales.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/arts/music/11leed.html

  13. THE-XFACTA Says:

    ^^^

    … So I’m confused.. What’s a 360 deal again?

  14. catch22 Says:

    serena is mad grace jones-ish

  15. Jimmy Valentime Says:

    the T.I’s (what do you really know about that) are trying to market as a one stop shopping for an artist

    but it just a way to get more money …

  16. R.J.Orion Says:

    *daps people*

    serena gets better and better looking each year. and so does venus, btw.

    lebron james STAY being the worst dressed rich man in the world.

    always looks like he has ex-teammate, Damon Jones clothes on.

  17. Iceberg Slimm Says:

    THE-XFACTA Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    Top 5 R&B Dudes That Disappeared:

    2) DeAngelo- 1st album was aight
    ———————
    Brown Sugar and Voodoo were classics. Minus Musiq’s Luvanmusiq ain’t no (male) R&B CD came out as good as them. And D’Angelo went batshit after “How Does It Feel” came out cuz it took away from his music but gave him more sex appeal (none).

    http://tinyurl.com/4fzek2

  18. plug Says:

    whos that dude standing between lebron and jay z????

  19. Iceberg Slimm Says:

    THE-XFACTA Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    Top 5 R&B Dudes That Disappeared:

    2) DeAngelo- 1st album was aight
    ———————
    Brown Sugar and Voodoo were classics. Minus Musiq’s Luvanmusiq ain’t no (male) R&B CD came out as good as them. And D’Angelo went batshit after “How Does It Feel” came out cuz it took away from his music but gave him more sex appeal (none).

    tinyurl.com/4fzek2

  20. Joe 88 Says:

    What the fuck is that on jay-z head?

    Pete Rock on Not Receiving Production Credit for Biggie’s “Juicy”

    ^Ayo!

  21. kallywood Says:

    how recent is that pic?

    Jayz lookin like a gay frank lucas

  22. R.J.Orion Says:

    catch22 Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    serena is mad grace jones-ish

    ————-

    SMH.

    lenscrafters.com is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  23. eskay Says:

    you’re a neanderthal if you find Venus the least bit attractive.

  24. THE-XFACTA Says:

    R.J.Orion Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    *daps people*

    serena gets better and better looking each year. and so does venus, btw.

    lebron james STAY being the worst dressed rich man in the world.

    always looks like he has ex-teammate, Damon Jones clothes on.

    —-

    Yo if you would have seen that nigga in the playoffs last year. Homie had on a fucking Military outfit that was somehow made into a suit. Shit was ostentatious as a motherfucker

  25. green eyes Says:

    eskay Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    >>Whats a “360″ deal? I’m surprised that I haven’t heard of it yet.

    it means the label gets a piece of the artists merchandising, touring, etc. in addition to their music sales.

    ^ it means artists who agree to it stay losing

  26. Crooked I Says:

    plug Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    whos that dude standing between lebron and jay z????

    ^ paramedics breathing soft on him.

  27. Iceberg Slimm Says:

    And about Jay in that pic: I heard he was growing his hair out for a movie. Any thruth to that?

  28. Joe 88 Says:

    Puffy invented the 360 deal Remix?

  29. JALbert Says:

    Long description of 360 deal to follow:

    ______________________________

    What once was a deal of artists agreeing to hand over about 85% of album shares, but pocketing profit from tours, merchandising and publishing has been morphed into what is called the “360-Deal” or the “Multi-Rights Deal”. What this means is that not only do record labels get about 70-85% of album sales, they will also receive a cut of tour sales, merchandising, and publishing.

    The 360 Deal allows labels to capitalize on artists as a brand and push more paths of revenue, thus giving the label more incentive to push the success of an act and market them in every way possible( this is due to the growing “mogul” trend amongst most current artists). The label will now own the act in everything they do and pocket a rough estimate of 30-50% of net earnings.

    Well what exactly does that mean? Here’s a break down of a typical 360-deal:

    Album Sales: The artist will get somewhere between 15-30% which is an estimate of $1-$3 per album sold. The larger percentage goes into the label’s pockets and covers production expenses.

    Publishing: Artists get about a dime for writing their own songs and music, more if the song is featured in film or television. The labels now get a cut of that.

    Touring: After all standard “touring” expenses are covered (travel, equipment, set costs, staff) the label will now get 10% of what’s left over

    Merchandising: We’re no longer just talking T-shirts here. We’re talking endorsement deals, clothing lines, fragrances, energy drinks.. whatever the artist puts it’s name on the record label takes 10% of.

    So what’s the verdict of the 360-deal? Is it healthy for new artists or is it screwing them over royally?

    At first thought one may think the artists are getting screwed in the 360. It’s not terribly difficult to gain recognition as a musician these days with the phenomenon of Internet marketing and music distribution. An act can simply upload a video on Youtube or add their songs to Myspace and create a nice-sized fanbase without the help of a label.

    On second thought, digging in deeper to the specifics of 360-deal the advantages are kind of handsome. The label now has more incentive to work harder for an act because they are now a major investment. In the 360 acts are groomed more carefully in hopes to promise longevity and success in their careers, music and otherwise. They are marketed in more ways than ever, and marketed harder; in order to push sales and generate profit. To cover the inevitable lack of initial finance acts will also receive a larger advance and up to 30% of album royalties (double the standard percentage).
    _____________________________________________

    shamelessly jacked from depunkedmusic.blogspot.com/2007/11/rewriting-record-contracts-360-deal.html

  30. ELECTROGREMLINCS88 Says:

    That’s all I’ve got.

    ^^^
    AYOO.

  31. catch22 Says:

    R.J.Orion Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    catch22 Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    serena is mad grace jones-ish

    ————-

    SMH.

    lenscrafters.com is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    ^^
    no way son. i’m sayin shes one one those chicks who’s got mannish features but niggas still stay on her dick.

  32. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    *looks at pic*

    *does not get a shape up either*

  33. THE-XFACTA Says:

    What did Erykah mean by having 3 quaters and 6 dimes. Yeah I did laugh, but I didn’t understand the math.

  34. green eyes Says:

    no way son. i’m sayin shes one one those chicks who’s got mannish features but niggas still stay on her dick.

    ^ pun intended?

  35. Crooked I Says:

    you’re a neanderthal if you find Venus the least bit attractive.

    ^*collapsed lung*

  36. Beezy Says:

    how recent is that pic?

    ^Like 3weeks to a month…Lebron had some charity joint that this was snapped at.

  37. masterOVdutchez Says:

    wuts up wit jays twa(teeny weeny Afro) LOL(n/h)

  38. catch22 Says:

    @ green

    yes. but i am not one of those niggas.

  39. THE-XFACTA Says:

    Nahright word to the day (in bold)

    Yo if you would have seen that nigga in the playoffs last year. Homie had on a fucking Military outfit that was somehow made into a suit. Shit was ostentatious as a motherfucker

  40. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    Crooked I Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    plug Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    whos that dude standing between lebron and jay z????

    ^ paramedics breathing soft on him.

    ^^rofl

    i think that’s dale davis.

  41. eskay Says:

    >> it means artists who agree to it stay losing

    true, but i think the big boys like Jay and Madonna won with theirs.

  42. Most_Incredible! Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Puffy invented the 360 deal Remix?

    ^^^^ Nah Cospiracy P did … look at what he brings to the table

  43. Joe 88 Says:

    The 360 deal isnt that bad looking, but I can hear some diss records coming from artist with 360 deals. I personally wouldn’t sign one. The 360 deal is basiclly the people around you have to do there job now if they wanna get paid.

    It’s funny, because marketing was always there job, now you gotta pay them for something they’ve should’ve always been doing, but that’ll keep any ole joe smo from getting a deal since there sucess dictates how much money the label is gonna get.

    Wow

  44. green eyes Says:

    # eskay Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    >> it means artists who agree to it stay losing

    true, but i think the big boys like Jay and Madonna won with theirs.

    ^ granted, but lets be real.. it would take an awful lot for them to lose at this point. when you already got a couple hundred mil in the bank your name & business loss dont really go together as far as im concerned. .

  45. Beezy Says:

    Puffy invented the 360 deal Remix?

    ^Live Nation did?

  46. catch22 Says:

    expect a few “starroc obama” lines from jay pretty soon.

  47. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    i’m still confused as to why someone would sign with a label?

    the internet is the best promotion you got nowadays, and you don’t have to recoup any advances before you get paid.

    signing a deal is so late 90s.

  48. Joe 88 Says:

    Jay-Z got the kobe bush look going on

    *Slam dunks dick in serena’s mouth*

  49. nation Says:

    i fucking love it when Ahmedinejad runs up to the UN

    my corporate people start bugging when i talk like this

  50. BabyDoll Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    i’m still confused as to why someone would sign with a label?

    the internet is the best promotion you got nowadays, and you don’t have to recoup any advances before you get paid.

    signing a deal is so late 90s.

    ^word to Myspace Records…SMH

  51. sleep Says:

    these rappers are such fucking liars. this nigga jenny jones is on the radio talking about how the birdgang album made money. that shit didnt even sell 30k. he also said freeky zeeky just sign a deal for crazy money. that nigga last album sole 5k what label would sign that nigga

  52. R.J.Orion Says:

    catch 22

    no way son. i’m sayin shes one one those chicks who’s got mannish features but niggas still stay on her dick.

    ————–

    what mannish features? if you’re seeing masculinity, clearly you’re looking for it.

    just because she has great muscle tone and is 5’11” 175 doesnt make her masculine. she’s just in supreme physical condition. an african goddess. i dont see no mustache, beard, kufi, ashy elbows, bulging crotches, adams apples, sagging britches, bandanas, ashy lips, sideburns, unibrow, fucked up yellow teeth, etc. nothing that would signify masculinity on a woman. you apparently cant overstand what a black goddess is suppose to look like. produce your proof of her masculine appearance. homes…

  53. foekist Says:

    *desperately searches home for zig zags to no avail*

    *fights the demon disguised as big puns voice saying “Rollin ganja outta bible paper… rolling ganja outta bible paper”*

  54. JALbert Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    i’m still confused as to why someone would sign with a label?

    the internet is the best promotion you got nowadays, and you don’t have to recoup any advances before you get paid.

    signing a deal is so late 90s.

    _______________________________________

    Distribution and promotion. Radio play > blog play in terms of making money and selling ringtones.

  55. THE-XFACTA Says:

    sleep Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:32 pm
    these rappers are such fucking liars. this nigga jenny jones is on the radio talking about how the birdgang album made money. that shit didnt even sell 30k. he also said freeky zeeky just sign a deal for crazy money. that nigga last album sole 5k what label would sign that nigga

    ————–

    “They’ll be raping you, raping you, raping you, raping you”

  56. catch22 Says:

    produce your proof of her masculine appearance. homes…

    ^^
    she got the biggest hands and shoulders of anyone in that picture.

  57. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    nation Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    i fucking love it when Ahmedinejad runs up to the UN

    my corporate people start bugging when i talk like this

    ^
    LF: Henry Paulson made $500 million when he liquidated his Goldman stock back in 2002. . . .

    sounds like an insider trading job. . . didn’t martha stewart get time for the same shit?

  58. Joe 88 Says:

    You use the internet to create your buzz, get your weight up on the internet to the point that them crackers can’t come at you sideways on the contract tip, & then you sign your deal, damn, didn’t ya’ll learn anything from soulja boy?

    Before the internet, hammer did the same thing, got his weight up, got a buzz, then signed the deal, now what he did with the money is a different story

  59. Joe 88 Says:

    Her right hand does look a lil “goonish” like she serves tennis balls with no racket.

  60. THE-XFACTA Says:

    R.J.Orion Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    catch 22

    no way son. i’m sayin shes one one those chicks who’s got mannish features but niggas still stay on her dick.

    ————–

    what mannish features? if you’re seeing masculinity, clearly you’re looking for it.

    just because she has great muscle tone and is 5′11″ 175 doesnt make her masculine. she’s just in supreme physical condition. an african goddess. i dont see no mustache, beard, kufi, ashy elbows, bulging crotches, adams apples, sagging britches, bandanas, ashy lips, sideburns, unibrow, fucked up yellow teeth, etc. nothing that would signify masculinity on a woman. you apparently cant overstand what a black goddess is suppose to look like. produce your proof of her masculine appearance. homes…

    —————–

    I can’t so sign this. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and whats African Goddess to you is Grace Jones to someone else…. With all that said this dude is crazy.. Serena can get it!

  61. green eyes Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    You use the internet to create your buzz, get your weight up on the internet to the point that them crackers can’t come at you sideways on the contract tip, & then you sign your deal, damn, didn’t ya’ll learn anything from soulja boy?

    Before the internet, hammer did the same thing, got his weight up, got a buzz, then signed the deal, now what he did with the money is a different story

    ^ hopw you forgetting master p?

  62. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    Distribution and promotion. Radio play > blog play in terms of making money and selling ringtones.

    ^false.

    proof? look at brass knuckles.

    nelly had a hot single w/ ashanti and akon, but that nigga bricked.

    luv on nahright, smoking section, etc, etc>>>>>>>>>>>>> radio play.

  63. R.J.Orion Says:

    THE-XFACTA Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    Nahright word to the day (in bold)

    Yo if you would have seen that nigga in the playoffs last year. Homie had on a fucking Military outfit that was somehow made into a suit. Shit was ostentatious as a motherfucker

    ————–

    LMAO i remember that … that shit had epaulets on the shoulders. like one of the old Tuskegee Airmen.

  64. Crooked I Says:

    every things funny untill you george carlin.

  65. R.J.Orion Says:

    foekist Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    *desperately searches home for zig zags to no avail*

    ——————

    *e-mails foekist a sheet of TOP paper*

    *e-mail fail*

  66. masterOVdutchez Says:

    sarena looks like mike phelps with a tan and dress…but I must admit she got a phatt muffin holder

  67. JALbert Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    ^false.

    proof? look at brass knuckles.

    nelly had a hot single w/ ashanti and akon, but that nigga bricked.

    luv on nahright, smoking section, etc, etc>>>>>>>>>>>>> radio play.

    ___________________________________________

    I should clarify that I was answering the question ‘why would someone,’ not my personal opinion.

    Also, Nelly’s still gonna make more off of his ‘brick’ that sold 43k first week than The Cool Kids or whatever dude is getting love on the Nah and TSS. Joe Budden’s royalties from Pump It Up > Joey’s Mood Muzik sales

    I’m not saying they’re better artistically for it or that it’s the right choice, but…

  68. Joe 88 Says:

    >hopw you forgetting master p?

    ^Damn, how could I forget the soilder of all soilders? uuuggghhh

    *Pulls out talking master p doll*

    SMH @ me knowing niggas with them dolls, niggas was on the tank nuts something serious

    >nelly had a hot single w/ ashanti and akon, but that nigga bricked.

    ^I think they would’ve been hot for a new artist, that song & the jordan song, those songs aren’t up to nelly standards as far as “hot singles” goes. people are tired of nelly, or just passed that stage, he would need a really big single to do # nowadays. It takes a lil bit of everything to blow up in rap now

  69. foekist Says:

    R.J.Orion Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    foekist Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    *desperately searches home for zig zags to no avail*

    ——————

    *e-mails foekist a sheet of TOP paper*

    *e-mail fail*

    $$

    man I’m STILL lookin round the house for these mofo’s.

  70. Beezy Says:

    Henry Paulson made $500 million when he liquidated his Goldman stock back in 2002. . . .

    sounds like an insider trading job. . . didn’t martha stewart get time for the same shit?

    ^Your allowed to sell your stock even if your an executive/insider…you just cant do it based on non-public info.

  71. eskay Says:

    *signs Joe88 to 720 deal*

  72. Beezy Says:

    *signs Joe88 to 720 deal*

    ^Is that where they sign you, give you no advance…and you gotta give them your life savings?

    Nice deal.

    *signs J-Hood to 720 deal*

  73. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    ^Your allowed to sell your stock even if your an executive/insider…you just cant do it based on non-public info.

    ^
    *educated*

    but i meant that gold stock right now is worth like a nickel a share. . . . he let go of ’em right before all this financial nonsense went down. . . .

    don’t mind me. prodigy has been sane on his past couple blog posts, so i thought i’d fill as resident conspiracy theorist.

  74. Joe 88 Says:

    eskay Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    *signs Joe88 to 720 deal*

    *Calls up angie martinez*

    *Does live interview on hot97*

    *Makes threats to drop a old kenmore freezer on eskay when he walks to his lambo*

    The double door joints

  75. catch22 Says:

    *Makes threats to drop a old kenmore freezer on eskay when he walks to his lambo honda*

  76. green eyes Says:

    *Makes threats to drop a old kenmore freezer on eskay when he walks to his lambo*

    ^ gremlin makes lambos now? nice

  77. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    eskay Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    *signs Joe88 to 720 deal*

    ^
    *signs babydoll to 69 deal*

    we all win, baby!

  78. Joe 88 Says:

    Oh shit, I didn’t know vivica fox was in this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1S3xNd1F8Y&feature=related

    ^She looking kinda good in this joint too

  79. BabyDoll Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:49 pm
    eskay Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    *signs Joe88 to 720 deal*

    ^
    *signs babydoll to 69 deal*

    we all win, baby!

    ^ummmmmmmm *blank stares it up*

  80. b-ease Says:

    i’m still confused as to why someone would sign with a label

    ^^
    Fame.

    *daps afternoon crew*

  81. foekist Says:

    jay hood was in a no win situation… you the lowest nigga on the totem pole in a group where even the biggest names in the click are lookin for a deal. I still think his old situation is better than his current situation.

  82. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    ^ummmmmmmm *blank stares it up*

    ^^
    *gives babydoll advance on 69 deal*

  83. peter&koi Says:

    check this out

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=3704838

  84. Beezy Says:

    but i meant that gold stock right now is worth like a nickel a share. . . . he let go of ‘em right before all this financial nonsense went down. . . .

    ^You said that he sold in 2002…that was about 4 years before the word “subprime” became a household one. Seems on the up and up to me.

  85. b-ease Says:

    I still think his old situation is better than his current situation.

    ^^
    I think 1st degree rape is a little better than child molestation, but they are both atrocious. Same basic concept here. All jokes aside though, he was better off with the LOX, if only because he’s not really that talented.

  86. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Cocky Maivia Says:

    ^You said that he sold in 2002…that was about 4 years before the word “subprime” became a household one. Seems on the up and up to me.

    ^^
    but 2003 is when shit started to slide. . . . it woulda looked too obvious if he sold, then two weeks after the mortgage crisis hit. . . . illuminati is waaaay too clever for that

    *goes and gets mobb deep tattooed on forearms*

  87. Joe 88 Says:

    Does anyone have the Mc breed feat 2pac “Gotta get mine” instrumental? I wanna rip over that. I wanna do a 90’s mixtape with some of the hardest beats from the 90’s, that would be fly

  88. catch22 Says:

    he was better off with the LOX, if only because he’s not really that talented.

    ^^
    seriously. now that nigga’s face is on a milk carton.
    the last publicity he got was when his crib burned down.

  89. foekist Says:

    b-ease Says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    I still think his old situation is better than his current situation.

    ^^
    I think 1st degree rape is a little better than child molestation, but they are both atrocious. Same basic concept here. All jokes aside though, he was better off with the LOX, if only because he’s not really that talented.

    $$

    shit. Hood could go at first. Did you not hear that audio what Kiss first heard dude spittin? He had talent, I don’t know WHAT happened.

  90. Beezy Says:

    but 2003 is when shit started to slide. . . . it woulda looked too obvious if he sold, then two weeks after the mortgage crisis hit. . . . illuminati is waaaay too clever for that

    ^2003 was still good times…especially for Goldman and company. 2006 was the year that mortgage backed securities started losing their value. 2007 was the year that the extent of the issues started revealing itself. 2008 was when shit melted down.

    Goldman’s stock was around $100 in 2002 when he sold…in April of 2007 it was $220. He left alot of money on the table really.

  91. spirit equality Says:

    Distribution and promotion. Radio play > blog play in terms of making money and selling ringtones.

    ^false.

    proof? look at brass knuckles.

    nelly had a hot single w/ ashanti and akon, but that nigga bricked.

    luv on nahright, smoking section, etc, etc>>>>>>>>>>>>> radio play.

    _____ ______ ______

    nelly probably made more off publishing this year than any rapper with blog buzz out there…i mean, come on. learn how the business operates before you start questioning peoples’ decisionmaking.

    that said, since 360 deals cut into every stream of revenue an artist makes, the rationale for staying indie improves *somewhat* HOWEVER the size of the pie gets larger on a major even if your slice is smaller versus having a whole small pie that’s smaller than a major label slice to yourself.

    Jay getting you an endorsement deal and taking 50% >>>> having no endorsement deal

    lol.

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