Your record deal is a loan to put towards X amount of albums....he OWES Def Jam $2 million he basically is getting r*ped until he profits. The reason he signed with Def Jam so fast is because he gave up 100% of everything he made and is making from Don't Be Safe which is subtracted from that $2 Million....hopefully he will sell or he will be fu*ked like Future and Chief Keef are now. - Keith Clark
They have no clue.......The ONLY thing that a rapper may be able to straight up keep is SHOW money......Notice I didn't say TOUR money, I said SHOW money...There's a big difference from being on a sponsor promoted tour and doing club dates via promoters.....even then if it is a club date, they have to make sure they get ALL their money.....These cats better wise up and realize those artists that are out front yellin the loudest about $$$ aren't the ones with the $$$. Writers, producers, engineers, and whoever owns publishing rights are the ones with the $$$.......