The Major Label Recruiting Process
Trinidad James:"My show in Santos was like a high school recruiting game or some shit. The labels are just doing their job, I’m not mad at them guys. I’ve sat down with everybody [at the labels], but just in general you want to sit down with these people. The people that you see at these record labels, you have to deal with them.
Why wouldn’t the labels want in? It’s basically like you know the numbers to play for the lottery and you don’t play it.
“I don’t care how independent you want to be, you have to deal with them. Because if you’re hot, they’re going to do their job and they’re going to want in. It’s your job to show them what you got going on and hopefully they respect it. So that’s what that’s all about.
“You could respect somebody to a certain extent, but when you want in you still want in. So they see their chance to get in. A lot of them haven’t even heard the project or didn’t even know it was a project. But the single, they see the up in it, so they say, 'I know it’s cute with all this other stuff you talking about, but hey, we can do something.'
"I ain’t mad at that, because if they wasn’t doing that then they wouldn’t be doing their job. So why wouldn’t you want in? It’s basically like you know the numbers to play for the lottery and you don’t play it. It’s one of those types of situations.”