Part 3 of the “Is YMCMB The New Koch Records (nka eOne Music)???” editorial mini-series will touch on a group of washed-up artists who are surprise signees to the label. Hope you enjoy the article!!!
Mystikal got started in 1994 when he dropped his self-titled debut album on local label Big Boy Records. Over time, he would be mostly known for his 2-year run on No Limit Records before he left the label in 1999. And while it seemed like he was on his way, Mystikal would catch sexual battery & extortion charges in 2003 which resulted in him doing a 6-year bid. Apparently, record labels were not getting in line to sign Mystikal after he came home in 2010 when he made the decision to sign with YMCMB in 2011. As of the present time, his first album for YMCMB has yet to be released.
I don’t know what the hell Lil Wayne, Birdman, & Slim were thinking when they made the decision to sign a spoiled brat that was more known for being an heiress to the Hilton dynasty than for her “music“. As of right now, nothing worth listening to has come out of this arrangement.
Mavado was once a rising star in the Jamaican reggae scene. But controversy (along with some other things) would keep his career from going to the heights he wanted it to go to. As of right now, he is a washed-up artist signed to another washed-up artist (who I will speak on in a later entry) who happens to be signed to YMCMB.
At one time, Jay Sean was a pioneer of the UK’s rising Asian Indian R&B scene. But he had fallen out of favor with music fans by the time he signed to YMCMB in 2008 & dropped his first album for the label ‘All Or Nothing‘. His most recent project on the label is his mixtape ‘The Mistress Part 2: Room Service‘ which he dropped back in January 2014.
Now you already know this mini-series wasn’t going down without me bringing up this clown. Everybody knows the story about how Snoop Dogg (then known as Snoop Doggy Dogg) brought Bow Wow (then known as Kid Gangsta) into the game when he was 6 years old & was later given his current moniker by Snoop as well. Bow Wow would have his most successful run in his career as a child star when it came to music, movies, etc. It was over for Bow Wow when he became an adult as his adolescent fans also became adults & moved on. Ever since he lost his buzz, Bow Wow became that “grown ass man living his 2nd childhood” as he found it hard to let go of his glory years as a child star. His 2009 signing to YMCMB would further prove that he just can’t let it go. As of right now, he’s a co-host on BET’s music video countdown show “106 & Park” & is also planning to drop his album ‘Underrated‘ (which no one is checking for) sometime in 2015.
Stay in tune for more in Part 4 of this editorial mini-series.