April 15, 2009 |
MVD Visual and Focus Media entertainment recently revealed plans for the worldwide distribution of Kill The Record Labels.
The DVD film serves as in-depth documentary exposing the vicious side of the music business. The film expresses the views of some of hip-hop’s biggest artists, regarding the state of the music industry.
“Hip Hop music has become the voice of the urban community,” says Charles Rand, director of the film. “Artists like 50 Cent and Bun B make music about real life situations that happen in their neighborhoods. Generally, artists don’t make music about what goes on inside the music business. I made this film to give DJs, artist, and producers a voice. A great documentary is informative and entertaining. I spent alot of time and energy to make sure the audience walks away from this film with a better understanding of issues that affect hip hop culture and music.”
Joining 50 Cent and Bun B in the upcoming DVD release are Chamillionaire, Maino, Young Buck, Juelz Santana, Lil Scrappy, Jim Jones, DJ Drama and many others.
For decades, hip hop was under the control of the record companies and corporations, but eventually artists adapted the labels’ formula and began strategically promoting and marketing their own music. This evolution has created a major conflict within the industry.
The record companies, in conjunction with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), have declared war on these artists. Offices have been raided, mom & pop shops have been closed, and many people have been arrested.