Cormega Calls Out The Industry Over A Smooth Large Professor Beat (Audio)
If anybody can be skeptical of record industry tactics, it’s Queens veteran Cormega. “‘Mega Montana” famously turned down a management offer from Steve Stoute, costing him a founder’s spot in The Firm. When Nas, AZ, and Foxy Brown inked a mid-90s deal with Interscope/Aftermath, Cormega was abruptly replaced by The Trackmasters’ protege of the moment, Nature.
Years later, as a soloist, Cormega went to work on The Testament as a Def Jam Records artist. After years in waiting, the early ’90s Pendulum label veteran’s album was shelved and dusty, as Cory broke free to build an independent empire at Landspeed, purportedly scanning six-figures in sales of his first-released solo LP, the cult-championed, The Realness.
For the upcoming Mega Philosophy, Cormega offers up some signature introspection on “Industry.” The song touches on some important points, for instance why some may clown Dame Dash’s financial-related headlines rather than applauding the platforms he created. He also argues, on the Large Professor-produced track, that Lauryn Hill’s messages are tucked away, while lesser-skilled voices are celebrated in a spotlight of consideration that Ms. Hill solely deserves. ‘Mega is unafraid of who he’s upsetting, and in conjunction with the evocative Last Supper of Hip-Hop artwork, the MC points to labels and managers profiting on dead artists’ memorials for album sales. This is some cookin’-up-your-brain Hip-Hop from a truly trusted source: