News: Cadillac Tah On Lloyd's Murder Inc Exit, "I Felt Where He Was Coming From" [Video]
Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 11:07PM
Former Murder Inc. frontman Cadillac Tah recently spoke on Lloyd's publicized departure from Irv Gotti's record label and said the singer's claims of having to provide self-promotion were accurate.
In addition to speaking on Lloyd's recent calling out of The Inc, Tah also said he experienced, first-hand, the accusations made by the singer.
"I checked out his interview and I think he handled it well," Tah explained in an interview. "If you ask me, he handled it well. He ain't come across bitter, he kept it one hundred to me. Because I kinda felt where he was coming from. I kinda went through the same type of thing. So I kinda felt where he was coming from. Besides, I was around for everything, so I know the stuff he was speaking about, I knew about. So I really seen it first hand, how sh*t was going down. It wasn't right man, it just is what it is. And this ain't me sounding bitter." (All Access DVD)
Lloyd announced his departure from Murder Inc. in an interview earlier this month.
"I've made a lot of changes," Lloyd said in an interview. "I'm happy than I've ever been. I'm happy to say I worked out my own release and I am very optimistic about the future. Ever since I was signed, I was dedicated to trying to make good music, something that's worth hearing. And just trying to work with this rubble that I was given and build something out of it -- being the current state of the label when I first arrived. I didn't really have too much to work with...The label itself had no distribution. I was forced to record my own music with my own money with my own friends, while I was still under contract. All I had was me and my management and my friends in Atlanta...It wasn't so much person as it was business. I've learned to separate the two and sometimes in this business there is no friendship, no bottom line. The sad thing is a lot of young guys come into the game very early without knowledge or without a guidance in their lives and they fall victim to the glitz and the glam. I always try to look past that and keep my eyes on the prize which was becoming a great artist and really making music history one way or another." (Lloyd Music TV)
The Inc's Newz previously said Lloyd was still an active artist on the label earlier this sumer.
"'It's Still Murda' dropped a couple days ago," Newz explained in an interview earlier this summer. "Fire, featuring your boy [Ja] Rule. You know what it is man. [My album] Hunting Season is coming. We got Ja, Game, Jadakiss, probably get a couple of R&B n*ggas or something on there...Lloyd still there. Ashanti there, Gotti said he's gonna drop her but she's still there. Rule there, I'm there." (In The Box TV)
Last June, Irv responded to accusations made by Lloyd about his role on The Inc.
"He is still signed with Murder Inc. and I will make a decision shortly on what I am gonna do with him," Gotti wrote in a statement. "His last record didn't sell well at all. And, once again, he had his CREATIVE freedom to do whatever he wanted to do. But for some reason the people did not respond to the album or to him. But I will decide what I wanna do! As always when it comes to me, it's Murder For Life! And anyone who doesn't wanna be apart of that, I will take into consideration." (Statement)
Check out Cadillac Tah's interview below: