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Lil Mama Slams Label Over Album's Promo

June 24, 2008 03:54:57 GMT

The female rapper stated to the media that she is disappointed with the way her record company distributed her debut LP.


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Female rapper Lil Mama revealed the reason why her debut album "VYP: Voice of the Young People" only debuted at #25 on Billboard chart and was only sold about 19,000 on its first week. Speaking to Rap-up.com, Mama stated that her record label was the reason behind it.

On the interview Mama said that she was disappointed with the way her label Jive Records handles her debut LP promo. "I'm very disappointed in my label, Jive Records, for not promoting my record properly. I'm not a rapper first and foremost. I'm the birth of hip-pop. I'm an innovator and everything that I do is fresh. When you have something so new and fresh in your hands, you're supposed to know what to do with it," she said.

Moreover, the rapper also added that signing with a record company turn out to be different from what she was imagining. "By signing with a label, I signed knowing that everyone was on the same page as me and understanding what was going on," Mama explained. "But that wasn't what I thought it was."

Beside talking about her debut album's promo Mama also talked about the new music video for "What It Is (Strike a Pose)" featuring T-Pain, that she has just premiered. "It was real fun. Whenever I shoot at home in New York and I got my family supporting me dancers come through, it's always good because I get a chance to vibe out and it's not fake. It's just me being myself and having a lot of fun. T-Pain came through and we did our thing," Mama said.

On the interview, the rapper also revealed her admiration and respect to Lil Wayne, saying, "I wouldn't say a fan, I'd rather say he's a role model. He's a person that was an underdog and wasn't respected for his craft and now is definitely a rider. I'm very proud for him."

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by BroTerry on Jan 28, 2010
@ Ken-E: I could not agree more. "The birth of hip-hop". I got hip-hop CDs older than Lil Momma's grandmother. The first danger of brain damage is head swelling. She should call herself, Lil "Big Head" Momma. No Class. She needs to stay in her lane....Lil Kid Rap. Not Hip Hop!!!
posted by Ken-E on Jun 24, 2008
First, Lil Mama needs to get over herself. She is a rapper and needs to not get it twisted. She is not the birth of hiphop, she is not an innovator and her work is not fresh. She works with producers that everybody else works with. If you want something new and something that nobody really does, then get a producer nobody has really worked with. Your album is not that great. I've heard those beats on other rap songs that sounded better. The one's who started hiphop in the 80's are the innovators, not Lil Mama. Back then when their music wasn't about sex and drugs and violence. Get a new hobby! And Lil Wayne is not a role model! If he was, why does he keep on getting arrested for DUI, wreckless driving etc....These rappers need to get their stuff together and stop thinking that they all that.

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