Bishop Lamont Talks Life Beyond Aftermath

(AllHipHop News) Former Aftermath artist Bishop Lamont has revealed plans for his upcoming label Diocese Records, in addition to his future plans.

 

Bishop Lamont’s frustration with the constant delays of his own album, while he was signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records.

 

Additionally, he grew tired of seeing other West Coast artists like Jay Rock, Glasses Malone and Nipsey Hussle languish on the shelf.

 

According to Bishop Lamont, in addition to the 700 tracks of his own that he was allowed to take when he left Aftermath, his new label will house everything from rap to jazz, alternative rock, country and R&B.

 

“Artists would come to me when I was at Aftermath and I told them that their best bet was to avoid signing with a major,” Bishop Lamont told the Los Angeles Times. “They thought I was hating but the labels want to give you 360 degree deals and take all of your publishing and your merchandise and publishing. If an artist sells 40,000 copies on their own their rich. If they sell 40,000 on a major, they get dropped.”

 

Bishop Lamont has a number of projects on the horizon including his album The Reformation, as well as a mix tape titled The Shawshank Redemption with Bink and DJ Drama.

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