SA Rappers Who Became Independent Artists After Leaving Their Record Labels
SA Rappers Who Became Independent Artists After Leaving Their Record Labels: Usually, the joy of every upcoming artiste is to get signed to a reputable and well known record label. In such an artiste’s mind, signing a contract with a record label is the beginning of a great career with the fame and its attendant perks. However, when the relationship between an artiste and his record label turns sour, the best solution at times, is to terminate such relationship. Especially, where the issues become irreconcilable.
Today, we bring you an a compilation of SA rappers who has had a fall out with their record labels thereby leading to the end of any relationship between the duo especially on the ground of mistreatment.
In August 2019, Emtee announced that he was leaving his label Ambitiouz Entertainment after series of controversies between him and the record label. The rapper established his own record label, Emtee Records, a month after the fall out.
His exit from the Ambitiouz Entertainment opened the eyes of fans to the ill fate being suffered by SA hip hop artistes. Fans got to realize that beyond the glitz and glamour are artistes are being underpaid for their services by their record labels. A-Reece complained that he was being paid less than 20k considering his talents and the amount of bookings he gets as a hot rapper.
3. Yung Swiss
He recently officially declared himself an independent artiste after a bitter fall out with his record label, Playground Records. Though, he is yet to disclose the cause of it.
4. Nasty C
In the beginning of his career, Nasty C was signed to Mabala Records and tied to FreeWorlds Music. After his exit from the record label, Nasty C established his own record label named Tall Racks Records in 2018.
Zakwe reportedly parted ways with Native Rhythms after he realized he had a family to feed. It was alleged that he had a fall out with the record label’s bosses after they failed to market his self-titled album.
6. Fifi Cooper
According to Fifi Cooper, she left Ambitiouz Entertainment because she was being underpaid for her work. Despite the fact that she was making money for the record label, she had nothing to show for it.
Tshego left Family Tree Records because according to him, he needed to be in control of a lot of things in his career and needed a dedicated team to help him achieve his goals.
8. Yanga Chief
Yanga Chief was reportedly was kicked out from Da L.E.S’s record label because his album was not ready at the agreed-upon time. Presently, he is an independent artist co-signed at the Universal music.
9. Duncan Skuva
The rapper accused his manager, Ngane of taking over his Facebook account and asking for R90k in return after the fallout. He is currently signed to Afrotainment.
10. Shane Eagle
He was briefly signed under JR label but he left to become an independent artist.