Speaking with mild intelligene doesnt make what you say right. For one, if what your saying is true, then kanye needed Jay-z co-sign to blow up. If not for signing with the Roc, and making beats, Kanye wouldnt be sh*t right about now. Kanye is a guy who clearly wasnt gonna blow on his own, but once given the shot, did what he had to do. Same with sean. Its not different. Co-signs are all over the place in hiphop.
uh huh, so you're agreeing with me? and kanye gave up a big piece of himself to get that roc deal and cosign, as apposed to someone like wiz who didn't ever get that big co-sign/deal from another rapper, he doesn't have all sorts of big chunks of his revenue going to additional people like a wale, or meek, or game, etc etc etc. you give up that piece of yourself to get your foot in the door and get in the game, and 8 out of 10 times thats the only option these bum rappers have at ever having a chance to get on, but some figure it out on their own, get lucky and make it big without that look.
i'm not knocking it at all, i was just trying to point out that these guys really own a lot less of their careers then they would have you believe. getting the big co-sign opens a lot of doors for you with the label, media, and fans, which allow you to create a much larger revenue stream. the stream gets chopped up more ways, but is having a small chunk of a big amount better or is it more favorable to have a big chunk of a small amount and hope that you get a few breaks to make that a big amount? that's essentially the question right? and the answer always seems to be that they'd rather have more hands in the pot with more money to split up. i'm not really a wiz fan, but i do respect what he did, it was/is good for the game