News: G. Dep On Diddy Dropping Him From Bad Boy, "People Had To Be Let Go" [Video]
Friday, Dec 4, 2009 10:15AM
Former Bad Boy Records artist G. Dep recently discussed being dropped from Diddy's popular record label and revealed his current fight against drug addiction.
According to Dep, he was one of the artists forced to leave Puff's company.
"The death in my family, that was kinda when I really let it all go," Dep revealed in an interview with Ms. Drama. "I'm definitely trying to get a [label] situation, this is what I do. Before Bad Boy, I always did music...I haven't spoke to Black Rob in a while. Last conversation we had, we wrote each other...I'm day-to-day, like, it's really like, I'm really like struggling, you know what I'm saying? I just rely on positive thinking -- right now, I got royalties and shows, whatever shows...It wasn't really no bad feelings before then. Just one day, I came to the studio and Puff was like 'Yo, it's highway time.' At that time, people had to be let go from the label, he had to make room for Loon, he had to cut off loose ends and I was just one of 'em." (Ms. Drama TV)
Around September 2008, Dep hinted at a new album he had coming out.
"We got the whole album we working on," he said. "We got Ron Browz on it. Needlez, you know what I'm saying. We got some joints by [Dame] Grease. We tried to holla at [DJ Premier] to make it a full package." (Digital Hustle Films)
Day26's Willie also broke the news of his group parting ways with Diddy's Bad Boy imprint.
"Bad Boy is always our family, but we're with Atlantic right now...we really want to get people focused on the artistry, on the music. I think a lot of people lost it with the entertainment of the show. So now, we really want to show people what we're all about, that we do our thing whether it's on stage, in the studio, writing and producing -- we do it all." (The Boom Box)
Eminem previously discussed his past fight on getting through drug addiction.
"I wanted to make an overall statement--I'm back," Em said. "It was a slow process. You gotta remember I hadn't recorded a song sober in seven years. So it took me awhile to even feel like I could record a song sober...I don't know the last time I shot a video sober, without drinking or taking anything. It's been years...I almost feel like a little kid again with rap. I wanna play around with different flows. If I don't feel like it's what I'm fully capable of, if there's one weak line, I wanna change it. Rap was my drug. It used to get me high and then it stopped getting me high. Then I had to resort to other things to make me feel that...now rap's getting me high again." (VIBE)
Check out G. Dep's interview with Ms. Drama below: