S.A.S Talk Cam'ron And Damon Dash!
The UK rap duo talk about their experiences...
Mayhem and Mega claim that they’ll never go through a rapper again when it comes to a label situation:
“Dame [Damon Dash] came to England looking for UK rappers to sign to Planet Rock; which was a UK division of Roc-A-Fella. That folded, as him and Jay-Z’s relationship split apart by the time we were about to do the contract. We were already Diplomats anyway and they were all going independent and signing to different labels.
"Around this time we had a legal situation, so we couldn’t be in the states from 2004 to the end of 2006. So while the Diplomats had their rise to fame, we were in Europe and by the time we did get back in the States Cam’ron and Jim Jones were not talking or seeing to eye. It was at this point we thought that we should forget the co-signers.
"We didn’t really need them in the first place; it’s just that America wants you to have some co-signer to say that you’re official. We didn’t really benefit from none of it, because we were actually never signed!
"Paperwork was never given to us; we never had a machine behind us, never had a music video funded by a record label, never had a song plugged on the radio through a record label or promotion company, we’ve never had any management. We’ve had PR, but that was all through us.”