NYC's D-Block, Jim Jones, and The Diplomats are shifting in their seats in KOCH's offices right about now. It appears that "America's #1 independent label" has recently joined forces with three additional deals, one of which includes Def Jam's leftovers Damon Dash Music Group.
After being kicked out of the 49th and 8th street corporate offices and washing his hands of the Rocawear clothing line, the streets were wondering -- and laughing -- about the mastermind responsible for the rise of the Roc-A-Fella Empire; now we know. Dash intends on releasing dancehall artist Sizzla this summer, despite the ghastly "Ultimate Hustler" anthem which sent BET viewers straight for the mute button.
With that said, no one's saying that D-Block, Jim, and the Dips have anything to worry about as far as DDMG, which accomplished absolutely nothing during its short lived days in Def's offices. But with ATL's Big Oomp now on KOCH's roster (as the second of the three deals who's aim is to crank out more southern artists), the execs are sure to redirect their interest towards the south (priority) and away from the east (inferiority). Not a good look, my dude.
In further D-Block news, somebody appeared to be both cocky and confident when speaking on other artists' positions in the rap game. Jadakiss' appearance on MTV's "The Shop" aired again Sunday night (rerun or not, who cares), and when asked how it was working with Biggie, he said it "was the greatest ever... his humor was crazy, he was the best bartender. If Big was around, these rappers would be somewhere else... 90% of these rappers would be... [like] 'can I take your order please?'"