Enemy has split with
Def Jam Records due to the controversy the group is causing over
their want to release their new records via the Internet, and
the MP3, and MP4 format. Their record label, Def Jam and Polygram
ordered them to take the MP3's off of their site, which they did.
They then put up the songs in the new MP4 format.
Simmons said "PE has always been one of my favorite groups.
I wish them success." Chuck D. had this to say: ""The
day of the demo as we know it is outta here! Now the possibility
of 500,000 independent labels will make the majors revise their
thinking. No longer will a home studio from Ohio waste time sending
a neat package to LA or New York only to sit up in some incompetent
A&R's office corner collecting dust. It's back to Pre-K, big
boys will have to learn how to share. Skeptics ask me, "So,
how do you make your money Chuck?" Well, artists will have
to really expand on their art; live appearances, full fan contact
and sweat for the $3.00 - $5.00 that the fan will spend outta
their hard-earned money. Now artists will have to work harder
for people's time and money."