6lack’s “Alone/EA6” track led me to ask those questions. The track opens with him speaking on the industry and how he isn’t going to settle or conform to anyone’s formula. When I heard him speak, I heard an artist that is fed up with the music industry and feel that the record labels hold you back rather than support you. I began to wonder… Well, the music industry is a for-profit business and the label heads have to make money, right? So should we as artists be surprised that the label heads don’t have our best interests in mind? Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised.