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 04-09-2012, 11:29 AM         #1709
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 LBoogie2122 said
-every member or 3-6 mafia (besides the originals) have all left citing monetary disputes
I can clarify this, I know this is an old a*s post, but I have had some real incite to how 3-6 as Hypnotize Mindz did business before they got the oscar and did the Hustle and Flow soundtrack ; Paul and J are NOTORIOUS for getting people on bad contracts for insane album numbers and years with gigantic buy out clauses. There is a reason why all the original members have left or been forced out - Boo, Black, Coopsta and Lord Infamous.

The reason Crunchy Black isn't in the group was because they basically started making him pay his own way on tour - no per diem, he had to buy his own hotel rooms, buy his own food, etc. He was basically removed from their rider and contracts so they could pocket his money, he was only getting a very small cut of the actual performance and nothing else in the contract rider. They played him hard. He came back around a couple times because, you know, what else is he gonna do? Nobody wanted to hear his indi albums... Basically same sh*t happened to Koopsta but not quite as bad. Paul and J felt neither were pulling their weight and just taking up money, so they got forced out.

Gangsta Boo went solo and went broke real quick, her and La Chatt use to dyke out. Probably still do. She also has a sh*tty royalty split and gets almost nothing for the songs she did with 3-6, Hypnotize Mindz (just J and Paul) takes the lions share of royalties as a "Production Fee"
This is why she has tried in the past to reinvent herself as a christian rapper, in order to get involved with different markets. She has a more favorable deal than rappers who came after her (see Lil Wyte below) - but basically gets nothing from royalties.

Lil Wyte is signed to a 99 album 99 year development contract at something pathetic like 1% royalties. He was living in his grandmothers basement when he put out his first album, and got pretty much nothing from it. He tried to leave, but they had him in such a fu*ked up contract that any major that would want to buy him out would have to pay Hyp Mindz so much money it would be un-recoupable. He quit doing rap, but when they got their reality show the people at MTV said "what about that white kid? Can you get him in here?" and he decided to sign up... because he wasn't doing sh*t. He gets royalty checks for literally pocket change. He started up Wyte Ent because he can still use his name, and as long as he doesn't rap, the money he gets is not considered proceeds of his horrible development deal.

Lord Infamous, there are several stories I have heard, one (from Paul his brother and J) being he was on the run for federal drug trafficking - now "personal issues", but the other being that he was actually a federal informant for high level narco trafficking for years and years, a very valuable CI that the feds used for a long time in many cases involving cartel cocaine from Mexico through TX, up to Memphis, as the gateway to 40 West, the longest interstate in America. It has been kept under wraps, but I would be inclined to believe that he was an informant, because he still puts singles out here and there, while if he were really on the run Paul and J would be busted just for a*sociating him (as they claim). Word is they keep the tale that he is on the run going so they are not a*sociated with snitching. He is hardly ever seen in public because he most likely has a cartel hit on his head, never goes on tour, and just puts out a single here and there. He has "black rain ent" which is a low budget featuring of other artists.

Above cartel snitchery is part of why Yo Gotti has beef with 3-6, Yo Gotti spent his first advance on his legal defense after being dumb enough to take pictures of real keys his crew were getting with centavo stamps on them, and putting them on his mixtape. Feds traced the centavo stamps to his album cover, but since they never actually had any real work or anyone willing to flip, he got a good lawyer and beat the case. Yo Gotti really did get work from Mexican cartels before his deal, this is a known fact in TN, and his sources have been possibly/probably set up by Lord Infamous in the past. This has a lot to do with why neither of them want to directly address their issues in public, with Gotti saying quotes like "I don't know them, and they don't know me" - it is entirely possible that Lord Infamous has a cartel hit on his head, and Gotti (now squeaky clean since his trial) wants nothing to do with what will inevitably happen if they catch up to Lord Infamous, especially if he has a public feud calling them out for snitching. The media would love to make it about a rapper on rapper beef if Infamous winds up dead, and Gotti knows this.

I use to work for local ent media and cover them, thats all I can say about how I know about their dealings