Wrekonize Speaks on Roc-a-Fella Fallout
Wrekonize had it made. He won a nationally televisedMTV Battle judged by Damon Dash, Memphis Bleek and other Hip-Hop/Roc-a-Fella heavyweights.
His prize? A single on the Roc and a chance to rock next tothe likes of Jay-Z and fellow Roc members.
So, what went wrong? Quite frankly, Dash and Co. simply didn't live up to their end of the deal, according to Wrek.
"It was supposed to be a vinyl single contract but they never got in contact with me after the show was over. I went on TRL that following Monday and still hadn't heard anything. At that point I realized it wasn't going to develop into anything more soI left it at that. I didn't really feel like running around trying to squeeze my way onto a roster which didnt end up releasing alot of its new artists anyway," he saidexclusively to DX.
So, he did whatmost MCs do when they feel disrespected: he hit the booth with fury.
"After hearing some of the rumors and reading some of the net talk,I dropped that "Swollen Tongue" freestyle whichI feel helped a lot because it cleared up alot of misconceptions. I wasn't dissin the Roc to try and get on. I just wanted to set the record straight and speak my point of view," he told us of the ordeal.
But, he's bounced back. Currently, he is prepping the release of his 1st solo LP as well as some side projects.
So, what can listeners expect from Wrek and what surprise guests will appear on the album?
"My debut album is gonna be a perfect display of the chaos iIve been through since winning that mtv battle and the changes I've made to my style over the last three years...People can expect to hear a good mixture of thick production and diverse content....They can also expect to hear features from Ras Kass, Prince Po, Vinia Mojica, and my labelmates Mayday.I think more than anything i'll be more proud of what unexpected qualities people will find on the album," he added of the new project.
His LP, The Runaround is expected to hit store shelves in the 1st quarter of 2007.