Before we get onto the article, someone sign this guy and put out his classic album already. He's been waiting for years and has got the talent to carry New York. Let the bidding wars begin!
After being signed in August 2006 with a much-talked about $1.5 million
deal, Papoose has been officially dropped from Jive Records.
Kay Slay spoke on the new development on the radio. "We have officially
gotten our release from Jive fuckin records. It was like a fuckin year
of hell… Unfortunately, we almost became victims of A&R hell.
"You cannot put a 60-something-year-old white man on a
20-something-year-old black kid's project from Brooklyn, and think it's
gonna pop. And like I said this ain't a bashing. It's a reality. But by
the grace of everybody's… understanding, we are free. Free at last,
free at last. Thank God Almighty, free at last. We are very happy,
we're popping champagne. We got our release from Jive Records, and
we're just moving on."
Kay Slay further explained that Papoose and Jive "could not see eye to
eye creatively." When asked what was next for him and Papoose, Kay Slay
only said "oh no, we can't speak on that."