Bay Area rapper JT
The Bigga Figga recently released an album from the Game titled The Untold
Story, featuring recordings made prior to signing with Aftermath/Interscope.
According to JT,
who released the record on his Get Low imprint with distribution from Koch,
the album has moved over 100,000 copies.
the first month of business, we shipped 100,000 records and generated basically
$1 million dollars in the first month of business over there at Koch Records,”
JT told AllHipHop.com. “It’s looking like we gonna be doing $2 million
in the next month in a half, with these special limited package with a DVD.
have arisen about Aftermath’s consent of the album and the legalities, JT assured
that he and the Game worked out a contract before the Compton rapper ever signed
with Dr. Dre’s Interscope/Aftermath label.
"The way I
did the contract was [that] it was only for the record that I have and the material
that I have," JT told AllHipHop.com. "I got a signature with me and
him so I don’t have to ask [Aftermath] nothing."
JT said he attempted
to cut a deal with Aftermath, who declined his offer to sell them 30 of the
Game’s first recordings.
"I think that
was due to the Game, because somebody has to recoup. Somebody gon’ pay that
money. So if I get the money for this product, they’re not gonna release the
project," JT said of the nixed deal. "All they [were] gonna do was
take the project and store it up so that it didn’t come out.
little David against Goliath in terms of having a record to match Jimmy Iovine
and Dr. Dre," JT continued.
He also assured
that the Game would receive his proper share of the profits.
gonna be getting his cut and it’s already rigged up,” JT assured.
“His lawyers are already in contact with the lawyers over there [at Koch],
so as soon as it’s pay time, he’ll already have his checks over
there waiting for him, so that’s the good part about this. I’m a
game fan also, I was his first fan.”
As far as The
Untold Story album, a special edition DVD with footage of the Game before
he was signed will be available.
gon’ see is the very beginning stages of when I met Game down at the Hip-Hop
Summit. You’ll see me working him with a few artists that [were] down there
and me developing and grabbing this guy and bringing him up to record some of
his very first songs ever."
JT stressed that
he has no ill feelings toward the Game.
"I’m a Game
fan also. I was his first fan," JT declared. "And that can be documented."
The Untold Story
features 17 tracks from the Game and will be released through Koch Records.
JT will also host Young Buck’s "On the road to Platinum" DVD, Released
through G-Unit South.
JT also revealed he is looking for new artists. "If you’re the next big
act, I am looking for you," JT said. Hopefuls can email JT here.