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Sha Money XL Interview

Here’s an interview done by the guys over at allindstrom with Sha Money XL. Like Young Guru, Sha speaks on the current issues with the industry (more specifically def jam).

I like his way of working things out a little bit more than Young Guru’s malcom xesque “fuck the majors, the end is near” mentality, but I definitely understand both perspectives.

There has got to be a way where actual talent (not just that ringtone shit) is signed, developed (see wayne, see kanye) and given a shot without raping them or taking a massive loss on the balance sheet.

People like Sha and Guru are the people who need to usher in this new era. They share the unique perspective of knowing what it’s like to be an artist (but not raped like one) as well as what it’s like to be an exec and make decisions on what’s hot or not (i.e. A/r). Jay-Z is not the answer, neither is Lyor and definitely not fuck boy LA Reid (Shyne? seven figures? really?)

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