This Week in Hype: The Major Labels’ Broken Financial System, Trinidad James & More

Posted 2 years ago by
this-week-in-hype-trinidad-james
Download DJBooth's new App, The PLUG

I'd apologize for the lack of "This Week in Hype" podcasts lately, I'd make some excuse about how I've been moving to a new city and life's just crazy right now, but y'all have actual jobs that are infinitely easier than talking about hip-hop into a computer and I need to stop crying and start podcasting. I agree, let's do it...

This week, the end of the Trinidad James era at Def Jam sparks a mini-rant about the broken major label financial model, chasing bad money with bad money and whatever else happens to pop into my increasingly fried brain. Don't call it a comeback!

Discussed This Week

* As always, shouts to Tino for that dope theme song. You should follow Tino and hear Tino’s story in full on the podcast.
* I kind of apologize profusely for my absence, and try to make up for it by giving away from free shit.
* Trinidad James got dropped Def Jam because Def Jam shouldn't have signed him in the first place
* More specifically, I get into how the major labels are financially in too deep to fix themselves, my role in "So Dope" and more. 
* This week's closing track, Kembe X's super dope "As I Unfold". 
* Oh, and after much demand, the podcast is back on iTunes. You talk, I listen (if I feel like it). 

[Nathan S. is the managing editor of The DJBooth and a hip-hop writer. He also occasionally talks in podcast form and appears on RevoltTV. His beard is awesome. This is his Twitter.]

This Week In Hype

Comments
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

Featured In This Article

You Might Like

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Strange Music & Monster Energy Announce Winner of Tech N9ne’s Warrior Built Contest

The winner will be flown to Kansas City to record a new version of the indie superstar's "P.T.S.D." single. Read More
Posted 12 minutes ago by DJ Z

André 3000 to Deliver Huge Co-Sign to $ilk Money on “DECEMBA” Remix

The Richmond rapper's profile is going to reach a new level on Thursday. Read More
Posted 32 minutes ago by DJ Z

From a Symbol of Wealth to a Symbol of Disgust: Donald Trump In Rap Music

Donald Trump running for President has changed his relationship with hip-hop and rap artist. Read More
Posted about 2 hours ago by Yoh

The Weeknd We Knew is Dead & Gone In Evolutionary “Starboy” Video

The Daft Punk-assisted lead single gets a sleek, powerful visual to match. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Meet Paul White, Danny Brown’s Secret Weapon

The British producer has been quietly killing the game with his unique sound and extensive range. Read More
Posted about 5 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Vince Staples Took Smaller Def Jam Budget in Exchange For Creative Control

Signing to a major label can work in 2016 if you sign a smart deal. Read More
Posted 6 hours ago by DJ Z
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide
{teads}

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.