Stat Quo Explains Why 50 Cent Leaving Interscope Was A Smart Move & Breaks Down The Independent Game [Video]


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Former Shady/Aftermath artist Stat Quo recently sat down with HipHopDX to break down being independent vs being on a major label and explains why 50 Cent's departure from Interscope was a smart move.


On the advantages of being independent

You can put your own music on iTunes. iTunes takes 30% of it. That means essentially they sell it for $9.99. You're getting $7.00. Even if you go through an indy online distributor. Let's say they take 20% and you get 80% of it, you're still winning. So, if I sell a CD... say I just put it on iTunes. I'm getting $7.00 in my pocket for every CD I sell. Whereas if you go through a [major] label, they give you a dollar. Some change? A label is only good at building your brand to where you can go all over the world, and be who you are.



On why 50 Cent made the right move to ink a deal Caroline/Capitol/UMG.

50 Cent is who he is. What he's doing is very intelligent. Because that brand is solidified. Eventually it's just a natural progression. He's as big as he's gonna get under [Interscope]. At this time, it's time to do something else with his career. How long is he going to stay under Eminem and Dre? At a certain point it's like, 'I'm my own boss.' He's been his own boss for a long time, but truly your own sh*t. He's looking at Jay and Puffy and he's like, 'I made just as much money as them, why would I not put my own s*** out?' Everybody knows 50 Cent.



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Comment by M.K.J... on March 3, 2014 at 2:06pm


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Comment by Mike G. on February 25, 2014 at 11:59pm

Nice realism from Stat! Good album by the way maaan!

Comment by RED G on February 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

50 Cent was tired of being a slave so now he's a free man.. but interscope might like this move but 50 will be making all his money that he deserves

Comment by RED G on February 25, 2014 at 3:56pm


Comment by Daphenous Reid on February 25, 2014 at 2:01pm
Bay Area had been doing independent albums for years
Comment by Rello on February 25, 2014 at 10:56am
Stat is so overated he is a good ghost rider
Comment by Bmore Snipaz on February 25, 2014 at 10:10am

50 Cent Reveals New Single Off "Animal Ambition" Has Dr. Dre Production [Update: Track To Feature Trey Songz] - THIS STORY IS ALL OVER OTHER SITES BUT NOT HERE ! WTF !

Comment by Getsum Bunz on February 25, 2014 at 10:07am

i love artist interviews like this who expose the labels for what bull s*** they be you think this is? raping you records ni66a #foh

Comment by john smith on February 25, 2014 at 5:34am

good interview never knew that about itunes



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