N.O.R.E. is the latest rapper to open up about record labels. Posting on his blog, NORE says "I sometimes think what's up wit this music business," Nore wrote unmodified. "I'm glad to be able to survive in such a terrible genre!!! I love making music for fans I love seeing someone and they say I love that record, album or mixtape!!! It's the best feeling n the world!!! But the worst feeling in the world is when you make a hit record that you know is a hit and nobody hears it or you drop an album nobody knows it's out!!! There's nothing worst in the world then going through that!!!! I just made the dopeest album of my career!!! And I'm honestly scared to let it out!!! Why now should I due so? I need the belief in a record label that I just don't have right now!!! It's very scary!!! Bare with me as I figure it out!!! I need a change, a reinvention, something I will figure it out!!!!"
In related news, Pharrell recently talked about the current state of record labels. [watch here] The Neptunes producer and N.E.R.D. member discussed everything from Susan Boyle to where he thinks music is going so make sure you [watch here]
Pharrell Talks Record Labels & Future