News: Red Cafe On Yung Joc's Diddy Bop Off Bad Boy, "All These Buildings Have They Flaws" [Video]
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 3:20PM
Bad Boy Records' artist Red Cafe recently spoke on the departure of Yung Joc from Diddy's label.
According to Cafe, artists like Joc should always be aware of the fine print in their contracts.
"You just gotta have you business right," Cafe said comparing his situation to Joc's. "It's no different than any other building. All these buildings have they flaws, it's really about having your business correct, having a good lawyer, reading your contract, knowing what the requirements are and what the obligations are. A lot of people don't look at that. They expect things that were never an obligation...Experience, that's the best teacher. I done experienced a lot of sh*t, going through different labels, sh*t like that. So it's all good." (Hip Hop Beef)
Last month, Joc revealed his time on Bad Boy had officially come to an end.
"I just closed my new deal as an artist I'm very happy of that, I fought a very long time for the last two years of my life to get out of my past experience, just closed my new one, so be looking for the kid, it's time to step it up and do it one more time," he explained in an interview. "There's no feeling, I do. I definitely do, I'm my own man, I'm my own entity, Swag Team Entertainment is the label and hey I'm good. Right now I'm looking forward to 2010, making it a bigger and better year, bigger and better movement. A lot of new artists will be distributed through Jive on Swag Team Entertainment, too many to name right now. You'll know it when you see it, when the time is appropriate to name names then that will be done." (Hip Hop Wired)
Prior to getting released, the rapper detailed the seriousness behind his situation on the label.
"Honestly, there is no current situation with Bad Boy right now," Joc explained in an interview. "We've been in talks about me being possibly released. I don't think at the present time that that regime is the right outfit for me at the moment considering I work very hard as an artist and I'm still in a position where I'm not able to put out my music because of some conflicts of interest. Currently at the moment, there are definitely some talks between myself and Bad Boy, the attorneys, to push for a release. Why am I even signed if I can't put my music out? Yeah, I'm being held back in a sense. It's no hard feelings and once again it's no regrets...We in lawsuits, I can't release an album commercially and it is what it is..." (Rolling Out TV)
Cafe recently said he would be joining Diddy at Interscope Records.
"He has a new situation at Interscope," Cafe said about Diddy. "For Dirty Money and Red Cafe and Cassie. The names that I just said, I don't know about anybody else. I know about those three names. I think Atlantic made money with [Day26] and they liked them so they kept them. That has nothing to do with me. Oh, it's about to go down. Major. It's going down big...Shout-to Puffy, he doing his thing. I'm about to turn it up, next week, the record is coming. It's 'I'm Ill,' with me and Fabolous...The album is gonna come by April." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
Check out Red Cafe's interview below: