COMPLEX has just uploaded the Shady Records documentary to their YouTube channel. Hate him or love him, he founded one of the more dominant labels of the 2000s.
Watch Eminem, Paul Rosenberg, Dr Dre and 50 Cent reflect on the rise of Shady Records.
Records are not movies. Not made for one weekend only. Music, when done right, is forever. And now that streaming services rule, the drop date, the release date, is just a moment in time. Everything will change. All the front-loaded publicity, all the inane coverage of the horse race, it’s irrelevant. Now it’s all about whether people listen and continue to listen.Bob Lefsetz (Release Day Blues)
Eventually, an artist dropping an album without a previously-declared release date will no longer be called a “surprise”. We’re not there yet, apparently. Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü got “surprise-released” last night during an attempted 24-hour DJ set that ended… Continue Reading →