Go independent or sign with a major, that’s a question tons of aspiring artists struggle with when it comes to making it in the music industry. A member of DJ Drama and Don Cannon’s Generation Now label, Lil Uzi Vert knows firsthand what it’s like to pick between the two. The “XO Tour Llife” rapper took to Twitter with a message for aspiring artists torn between deciding where to sign.
The drama began when Uzi encouraged aspiring musicians to sign with a major label instead of signing with a rapper or a DJ.
DJ Drama took offense to Lil Uzi’s comments and @’ed the rapper with a response.
Uzi shot back at DJ Drama with the real inspiration behind his tweet.
Chicago rapper Lil Durk quickly intervened suggesting that Drama and Uzi take their beef offline.
When another rapper chimed in offering Uzi a suggestion on a rapper led label to sign to, Uzi shut it down because of ridiculous signing bonus offered.
DJ Drama and Don Cannon signed Lil Uzi to their Atlantic records imprint Generation Now back in 2015.