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Why T-Pain Says He Rejected A $900K Signing Bonus From Interscope Records At Age 18

When T-Pain entered the music industry, he came out swinging.

Jul 28, 2023

Master P Recalls Walking Away From A $1M Check From Jimmy Iovine — ‘You Gotta Know Your Self-Worth'

Here’s your lesson on not only knowing your worth but adding tax! Today, Master P’s net worth sits at an estimated $200 million and he tops the list as one of the most successful rappers turned entrepreneurs in the game, but he wasn’t always worth millions of dollars. As a matter of fact, the music mogul, born Percy Miller, came from the exact opposite as a product of Calliope Housing Projects, one of New Orleans’ toughest neighborhoods which gained notoriety as one of the most violent projects in the U.S. back in the 90s. In 1994, the homicides that occurred in the area were said to be the largest factor in the death rates in the city of New Orleans. In 2009, Master P partnered with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to rebuild the projects which are now known as the B.W. Cooper Housing Projects. During his “UNCENSORED” episode on TV One that aired on March 20, Master P opened up about walking away from what seemed like the biggest deal of his life...

Mar 21, 2022

Was The Game's Twitter Restricted For Referring To Interscope Records As A 'Modern Day Slave Trade?'

It’s a tale as old as time — record labels taking advantage of talent, but where do we go from here? The Source reports that Compton rapper, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known as The Game is letting the chopper fly when it comes to the relationship between him and his first home label. “F–K INTERSCOPE,” said The Game via Twitter. “I meant it when I said it 17 years ago & I mean it today !!!! They’re running a modern day slave trade & they steal from every single artist. Best decision of my life was parting ways. #StayIndependent.” Since sharing the tweet, the rapper’s Twitter account has been locked for the alleged violation of the social media platform’s media policy. “@thegame’s account is temporarily unavailable because it violates the Twitter Media Policy. https:// Learn more,” his Twitter now reads.

Feb 1, 2022

Kenya Barris Seeks Music Mogul Status With Launch Of New Label Under Interscope Records

Creator of “Black-ish” Kenya Barris is expanding his Hollywood profile to the music business with a new entertainment company. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the famed writer and producer has announced the launch of Khalabo Music — a joint venture with Interscope Records that already has a stacked roster of fresh, talented artists. As an extension of his production company, Khalabo Ink Society, Barris is looking at new ways he can work his signed artists into other areas of his entertainment hub. “Kenya touches people in so many different ways and he wants music to be part of that experience, so the conversation is not just about, ‘Let me find this one artist and make the best record,'” Interscope Geffen A&M Records vice chairman Steve Berman told THR. “He wants to find the artists and be able to plug music into his universe in many different ways. It’s the complete picture with him.” Per Berman’s interview with the outlet — as part of Barris’ latest cover story — the...

Jun 24, 2021