Getting signed and receiving a record deal, is the first goal of many for the majority of up and coming artists in the industry. Chicago rapper, 600 Breezy, who is currently promoting his newest single, “Unique,” shares why he wouldn’t want to sign a record deal to an active artist.
In an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes, Breezy states that he believes an artist’s “biggest mistake” is signing to other rappers. “He gotta do his job, too. Like, he’s still rapping. You gotta sign to somebody that don’t wanna be the person that you are or don’t want to hold you down to not get bigger than them. You sign to another rapper it’s always a hidden agenda there,” he states.
600 Breezy talks about why he rejected some deals that were offered to him.”If it’s like, a rapper that’s not rappin’ no more or don’t really care about it, it’d be cool. But not an active rapper. Everybody seen me with Drake all the time. I wasn’t signed to Drake, bro. ‘Cause at the end of the day, he’s still an artist. If I signed to him, he’s gon’ sign me to a label. I would have other people over and it ain’t gon’ be like I’m dealing with him. He’s still on the road doing shows, making albums. So, if you sign to him and he’s really who you singed to and you gotta do the professional part, too, they ain’t gon’ get nowhere ’cause he gotta focus on himself.”
Breezy further shares his knowledge of the game that he has learned within the last 5 years of being in the industry. “I wouldn’t take bullsh*t deals like 360s, like small advances or big advances like this many albums, this many years..that’s where everybody f*ck up at.”