After reports surfaced that MCA would be folded into Interscope Records
because of MCA’s decline in sales over the past years, it seems
that the transition is now underway.
“I got the call and they said ‘you know everybody at Interscope is excited I
said, ‘Interscope? Why are people at Interscope excited about me?,” rapper
Skillz revealed to AllHipHop.com.
Skillz, who is signed to Rawkus, which recently entered into an arrangement
with MCA, said that most of the rap acts were destined to leave MCA and
that the proposed merger may be beneficial to the artists.
“It will probably have a different stamp on it, either Interscope or Geffen,
but Jimmy’s (Iovine) got the pick of the litter as far as what he wants to
keep. They are supposed to keep the Rawkus name anyway, because they bought
While representives for MCA and Interscope Geffen A&M declined comment,
sources stated that the merger would turn Geffen Records back into a major,
in hopes of finding the same success the label found in the early 90’s with
such Nirvana and Guns-N-Roses.
“We were all ready to roll at MCA, but now it looks like we might be getting
better looks,” Skillz concluded.
Skillz has recorded seven new songs for his upcoming release, I Aint Mad,
and is currently on a promotional tour.