#WordToTheWise Don’t Focus On Chasing A Deal!

A record label can drop you as quick as they signed you! Plus, most labels won’t even sign you unless you have a notable indie career. For many, signing a deal isn’t always the best idea — all that hard work to “share” your hard earned money, or having someone tell you to change your artistry to fit ‘their’ brand. Not trying to knock labels, because some of the BEST are signed to major deals, but if you can create your own label or go strong independent, then more power to ya!

And don’t forget, different deals are good for certain situations, and there’s many to chose from — distribution deals, record deals, management deals, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

#WordToTheWise is don’t chase a deal, let it chase you, and in the meantime, focus on YOU and making yourself a commodity!


Marc Payne – “Best That Can Happen (Video)”

Los Angeles artist, Marc Payne, takes us into one of his dreams for his official visual for, “Best That Can Happen.”

Produced by @PoundGotIt, and directed by @Derfmania, the video takes place down the street where the famed, ‘Next Friday,’ was shot.

With the message that anyone can get touched, even if they move away from the hood, have their back against the wall, and their luck at all odds – in the end, the west coast rapper just wants to know, “What’s The Best That Can Happen?”

Watch the official video below!


Austin Poe – “Cold Out (Video)”

Zoony Life artist, and Chi-Town’s own, Austin Poe, is back with a brand new visual for his hitter, “Cold Out.”

Despite the name, this is the rapper’s first single off of his forthcoming project, Inspiration Vol. 1, dropping this summer.

Watch the official video below, and check out more music from Austin Poe via SoundCloud.


icekream Ft. Eric Leon – “No Questions (Video)”

Recently signed international music beat maker to Cool & Dre,  icekream, and Epidemic’s very own, Eric Leon, drop their first collaborative joint and visual together, “No Questions.”

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Scotty Music – “ET (Video)”

Illinois native, Scotty Music, has worked with likes of Rick Ross,Twista, Black Youngsta, Do or Die, Syleena Johnson, and Tweet, providing both features and production.

This time he’s back with his official video to his single, “ET.”

Listen to, “ET,” below and check out more music from Scotty Music via SoundCloud.