B.o.B Interview w/ Bootleg Kev (Audio)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

B.O.B aka Bobby Ray checked in with Bootleg Kev to speak on the new single “Nothing on You”, Who “might” be on his debut album, working with Eminem, Who he would put on the XXL 2010 Freshmen Cover, the importance the internet has been in his career, and some of his dream collaborations.

This interview was up on Youtube but Atlantic Records had it taken down. Not the smartest thing to do when B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” is just starting to get added to radio stations around the country, but that’s almost expected from them.

Video: Saigon Interview w/ AHH + Just’s Response

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Saigon tells AllHipHop that he’s still bound to Atlantic Records although they do own the masters to The Greatest Story Never Told.

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After the jump, Just Blaze’s response(s) that he put on Twitter:

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Video: B.o.B x Julie Greenwald

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Julie Greenwald is the President of Atlantic Records. Her & Lyor Cohen swear all too much, even for me.

Previously: VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2009: Def Jam (Video)

Video: B.G. Interview w/ XXL

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

B.Gizzle spoke to XXL yesterday about his situation at Atlantic Records and his relationship with Baby, who was trying to get him off Atlantic.

He said that once T.I. got in trouble in 2007, they put his project on hold. Although he wasn’t signed to Grand Hustle, and even had his own “Chopper City Records” imprint, T.I. was the Executive Producer of the album and it has gotten pushed back 4 times.

Baby even offered to Executive Produce the album, but that didn’t work out. His old label, E1 (KOCH,) offered to help co-release the album, but Atlantic said they would drop him in that event.

Seeing this as an opportunity, B.G. will be dropping Too Hood 2 be Hollywood on December 8th, on Atlantic/E1/Chopper City Records.

And surely #signingtocashmoney soon thereafter. Hit the jump for part 2 of the interview.

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Jay-Z Confirms, Explains Sony & Atlantic Deals

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Billboard’s Mariel Concepcion recently spoke to Hov and got some clarification on the deals he just closed with Atlantic and Sony.

“Sony is Roc Nation. That’s where Roc Nation’s going through,” Jay-Z told Billboard.com on Friday (June 29).

As for the deal he recently signed with Atlantic, he clarifies that it is a one-off situation for his upcoming album, “Blueprint 3,” slated for a September 11th release.

“That’s pretty much just for this specific album. Roc Nation — we’re experts in marketing and making records. But we do distribution deals,” he says. “On this one, we’re working directly with the Atlantic staff, which is Julie [Greenwald], Lyor [Cohen], Kevin [Liles] and Kyse [Mike Kyser]. For the rest of the Roc Nation artists, we did a distribution deal with Sony.

Sony must have brought a pretty sweet deal to the table for Jay to pass up a reunion with Lyor, Kev Liles and Mike Kyser. I mean, just look at all of the bromance oozing out of that pic up there.

Previously: Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Video)