There have been countless of artists speaking against the record label they are/were signed to: from the late Prince and Michael Jackson to LL Cool Jay and Lupe Fiasco. There is a long list of feuds between the artist and their record label. Some artists win their disputes; shout out to the late Teena Marie and the “The Brockert Initiative” named after her. Some artists don’t win against their label like Kesha. While Kesha’s battle did not end in her favor, let’s not forget that most artists are at a disadvantage. But there is a silver lining.
Not every artist goes the conventional route… shot out to Chicago Native Chance the Rapper. He has proven success can be achieved by going against the grain, not conforming, and being true to yourself and your beliefs.