Alanta's own, and newly signed G-Unit artist, Shawty Lo recently spoke to his critics and fans about the possibility of him becoming a one-hit-wonder with his new G-Unit deal. Calling himself an artist and a boss, Shawty Lo says he doesn't depend on the label to do everything as he has his own label. He goes on to speak about his deal with 50 in detail.
"That's an easy question. I'm not an artist. I am a boss and an artist. A lot of artists, depend on the label to do everything. I don't depend on the label to do everything; I have my own label, so I'm a boss and an artist." (VIBE)
"My vision, man, is to give it 100 percent, whatever we do," Shawty said. "I really signed with 50 because I feel like 50's a marketing genius. I've been watching him since he first came into the game before I even thought about becoming a rapper. But to make it short and simple, I signed a big deal with 50, $10 million deal. If that ain't enough, he's sitting right beside me, so let's get it…A lot of artists come into the game and they don't know thebusiness side. So basically, I was one of those artists at first in the beginning. In the music business, it's really 20 percent music and 80 percent business. If you learn the business, you can really go a long way." (Hot 107.9)
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