\Do you have a single? How are you going to bring attention to it? What is going to make people stream it? Playing it in the club …
The artist, in many cases young, impressionable, and happy to be in a position where they can become rich and famous, essentially does what they were signed to do.
Frank Lucas, notorious Harlem drug dealer, whose claims of smuggling heroin in cadavers and coffins, as depicted in the movie, American Gangster, have been exposed as lies by the DEA and his own Southeast Asian connection Lesley “Ike” Atkinson, Lucas proudly declared “I never testified on nobody.”
Sony RCA froze Kelly’s contract about two months ago; and thus the value of his publishing took a huge hit. Radio stations have declined to play his music and Spotify and other on-line portals have put restrictions on his music or deleted it all together.
With the national shutdown of schools and the advent of stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, the RIL initiative had to switch gears.
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