MediaTakeOut.com's pals over at SOHH.com are reporting that DTP may be leaving Def Jam.
Here's an excerpt pf their article:
According to SEVERAL of my close Def Jam sources all hell is breaking loose on Ludacris DTP imprint. Apparently when the label brought all their R&B artists to perform for LA Reid, along with a bunch of industry heads in NYC earlier this week, the feedback was less then thrilling. The performances were SOHH lackluster that a source told me that LA told Luda that he can take his acts and “hit the road”.
As of right now Bobby Valentino, Shareefa, and the extremely talented Stephan Jones, AKA Mr. Ordinary has all been dropped. Sources close to Bobby claim that the artist plans on dropping his next untitled CD on iTunes. No word yet on where Shareefa, and Steph Jones will end up.
Word on the streetz is that DTP heads are planning on severing ties with Def Jam over all the drama.
Oh well Bobby V sucks anyway...with his tone deaf azz!...Stephen Jones is pretty good, and so is Shareefa. Bobby aint really have no kind of promotion behind his current release...but that is how the game goes.
I think Luda should retire! lol
Bobby V is not all that great anyway!!! I have always thought that it was something fishey going on with DTP anyway.
BIG UPZZZ TO NORFCLK!!!!!
It's all Bizness....
nowadays you gottapromote yourself after that 1st HIT. Bobby & Shareefa.. Do you.
o wow thats crazy
Def Jam is a hot mess right now...
You don't have to go to the White House for politics - it's ALL up in the music industry!
"Symphonies of the Colorful Woman -
Love, Pain & Conviction"
Go get it...!
What about Shawwna?
Dang everybody leaving def jam
I think Shawna been split outta there.
Humm....well you gotta do what you gotta do Boo!
Too bad so sad....NEXT
well i feel bad for luda in a way
but in another way he got money, he should
be straight *** go to G UNIT! lol
anyway as for bobby valentino and Shareefa
they are 1 hit wonders and needed to be dropped
hope they saved their 1 hit wonder $$$!!!!
what does that mean for Serius Jones????
My man luda has had his fun mayb he should retire.
LOVE ME SOME LUDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MTO why don't your subjects and verbs ever agree? You make it hard for bored educated folks to want to follow.....
There is no way for us to "dumb it down"! LOL!!!
temperteese are you for trinidad?
wow!...the music industry has really stoped it's lowest if this is true!.....whatever happned to shareefa anyays?????...i din't see a long, promising career there anyways, no hate just keeping it real...as for bobby v goes, doesn't dude have his line of women's jeans or something like that going for him?..hope that works out @ least!...who the hell is mr. ordinary anyways???????... & what is [SPAM] stand for?
gotta go make that money!
I like Bobby and Shareefa. ***, am I the only one? LOL
That's a problem for Def Jam. Who's going to solve it?
I don't know what you broke *** been listening to but Bobby V cd's were fire. The 1st one and the 2nd 1. He just never got any marketing and had only 1 video. The label definitely wasn't behind him.
LUDA HAS BEEN FALLING BACK FOR THE
LAST COUPLE OF YRS HE USED TO HAVE
HIT AFTER HIT.
DTP IS ALL DAT HOT
*** thats crazy
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Luda isnt going anywhere..this is just a bluff..he is still good for at least 1.5 million in the states alone...global sales approx 5,000,000 how you going to let that go? 'nuff said dre of caramelhoneys.com
That's insane...Steph Jones is an insantely talented artist and performer... Anyone can see that he would have a successful album...he has already created an amazing following on his own...just look at this myspace...myspace.com/stephjones2
Def Jam was the last label i had faith in the music industry...guess thats gone...its all up to independents now...saaaaaaaaaaddddddddd ddd
Well.. Luda WAS hot, he's lukewarm now. DTP was never really a "movement" unlike other crews that hit the scene.
SHAREEFA IS TERRBLE! YOU EVER HEAR HER SONGS?
its a wrap for dtp. what happen to I40
I love Luda and Bobby V! I couldn't care less about about Shareefa tho'...I had actually forgotten about her.
WOW! What a shock! He will just go over to *** with all the other ***!t talent!
DEF JAM IS KILLING HIP-HOP.I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL.
BOBBY V WAS THE ONLY ONE THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT.
*** bobby v was they're only hope shareefa was good but she does'nt stand a chance in the world of beyonce,ciara and the rest of them and putting your homeboy's does'nt work look at nas bravehearts and junior mafia and g-unit has wack rappers too luda has lil fate i 20 chingy and playaz circle and the rest of them dudes are wack man
LUDAAAA!!!! BETTA GET GAB. UNION BACK!
well the only reall sell on DTP is luda!! paly circle and shizzle!! the only reason they sold that many rocords because of lil wayne.. he made dat track!! bobby v .. he needs a new label ... sarefa(what ever) i think she sold 50,000 units she went wood! and my boys from albany GA!!! shawn jay and smoke!! they were pretty tight but smoke locked up so .. i guess thats it!!!
Wow I think Def Jam should jus *** down... Starting to get wack over there... And you thought Jay did a bad job.. haha
I THINK BOBBY V IS DEY HOTTEST ARTIST,THE REST OF THE ARTIST NEED 2 BE DROPPED,HE'S THE ONLY ONE MAKIN GOOD MUSIC
@MzBabyBlue... u got it twisted Bobby V should be on the first thing smoking...... he is HOT GARBAGE.... Shareefa.... needless to say one hit wonder...Luda is the money maker. I am not too sure about the other kat mentioned. Haven't heard anything from him.
@ huh duh 10
are you for trinidad?????
LUDA IS DTP AND DEF JAM IS NOT LETTING THAT GO. SOME OF HIS ARTISTS MAY GET THE BOOT BUT HE IS A MONEY MAKER, THEY WOULD BE STUPID TO LET THAT GO. THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER SIGNED BOBBYV HE IS SO WACK, SLOW DOWN WAS HIS BEST SONG TO DATE. NOW SHAREEFA'S ALBUM WAS FIRE, SHE STRAIGHT HOOD AND I COULD DEFINITELY RELATE TO HER MUSIC. I LIKED HER ALBUM BETTER THAN KEYSHIA COLE'S BECAUSE IT WASNT ALL ABOUT HOW A MAN DONE HER WRONG, SHE COVERED ALL ANGLES OF LIFE ON THAT ALBUM. SHE FLOPPED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT PROMOTE HER ENOUGH OR THE RIGHT WAY AND SHE DROPPED AT THE WRONG TIME. THE SAD PART IS SHE IS NOT VERY ATTRACTIVE AND WITH BEYONCE, CIARA & RIHANNA DANCIN AROUND HERE HALF NAKED, SHE DONT STAND A CHANCE, LOOKS ARE EVERYTHING THESE DAYS!