News: MMG's Pill Melts Down Over Label, "Artist Sign Deals, Label Doesn't Do Sh*t For Them"
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 9:11PM
Maybach Music Group's Pill is raising eyebrows Wednesday (December 28) night after publicly experiencing a Twitter meltdown over label woes.
Although he did not directly reference MMG boss Rick Ross or any specific person, Pill questioned the lack of label support he has received over the past few years.
"No TV and No Radio.. U do the math. I bet u can name you favorite artist and the turn on the tv and see the video and hear it on the radio. It's not rocket science. Radio and TV b4 I had a deal, none after and u ask why Pill ain't blew all the way up. Artist sign deals, label doesnt do shit for them or don't even know to work the artist. time wasted. Ask Wiz Khalifa what Warner Bros did for him. I'll wait.. dropped em. Atlantic signed em put em on TV and Radio and he sky rocketed. Mind you, whn I signed I had one of the biggest records in 09? "Trap Goin Ham" never touched TV never touched radio. [sic]" (Pill's Twitter)
He also compared his 2009 buzz to platinum-selling rap stars Drake and Nicki Minaj.
"Now go back and do your research and see what unsigned artist was neck n neck with Drake's So Far Gone in 09? Pill 4180: The Prescription. If I remember tht list correctly. It was Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pill, Wayne, Jeezy. Nw what the hell ws a new cumber like me doin on that list? Because IM DOPE!! That's why, u ain't gotta believe it but I know it and won't ever stop until I get that spot I deserve. Peace. Thanx. Top 10 freshman cover of the New Times, unsigned hype MTV fire starter cover Creative Loafing, German magazine's, French radio, Jimmy kimmel. Did a movie with Evan Ross and Brittany Snow, Had a documentary air at the UN summit in Geneva, Switzerland, Mark Ronson's album, toured. in London, countless shows in the states, Short Films, etc. and that with No TV or Radio. Now imagine some push and TV and radio would do. [sic]" (Pill's Twitter)
Last week, the Atlanta rapper denied rumors suggesting he split ways with Ross' MMG.
Despite being the only artist of MMG -- besides latecomer Stalley -- without a radio single, Pill states that he was somewhat surprised to hear the whispers. "I'm not sure how they started actually," he tells The BoomBox. "I noticed it when people started f---ing with me on Twitter, but I don't know the source of it. I mean, it is what it is. It's mostly Twitter -- people that follow me or don't follow me that hate on me daily, and wanna start s---." (The Boom Box)
Speculation on the Southern rapper's Maybach status hit the Internet earlier this month.
There is a nasty rumor going around about the (Former... allegedly) MMG rapper claiming he has been dropped from Rick Ross' MMG label. This comes somewhat expected since the rapper, who hails from Atlanta, has fallen into the the depths of MMG, being overshadowed by Meek Mill, newly signed Stalley, and the successful MMG debut, Ambition, by Wale. It's not all bad for Pill; he has kept himself busy touring and appearing with the group itself the last couple months. Perhaps this could be a marketing ploy to spark interest? Time will tell. (The Source)
Check out a recent Pill interview below: