Rapper Wants to Join Cash Money
3:00PM ET October 12th, 2010
Contributor : Hip Hop Blog Staff
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Rapper Shyne apparently is tired of dealing with Def Jam. Coming on the heels of Nas' heated email to the label regarding it's treatment of his music, Shyne has now joined the chorus of artists frustrated with hip hop's most iconic label. The rapper told SOHH that he wants out and is looking to take his talents to the Dirty South.
"I'm definitely trying to get with Cash Money, but the Def Jam thing is a question mark right now," Shyne says. "I've been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid don't care about hip-hop. The people up there, they don't know what they're doing. When you don't have a strong leader, where you gonna go?"
"They don't care about hip-hop music. You give them a hip-hop record with an R&B singer, you "might" have a chance. They don't care. You got The Roots, Ghostface, Nas, probably the best hip-hop roster you could imagine and they do nothing. L.A. Reid doesn't want nothing to do with rappers -- it's nothing personal, I don't have nothing personal with dude but he makes it known he doesn't care about hip-hop. So I'm really interested in seeing who's gonna replace him. Because I know he's been replaced -- so I wanna find out who's gonna take his spot before I decide what I'm gonna do with Def Jam."
"The music that we make is responsible for pop, R&B, everything that's jumping right now."