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T. Thomas in Kill the Record Labels

Kill the Record Labels

2008 R

Top rap artists such as 50 Cent and Chamillionaire offer an insider's perspective on a war that's tearing hip-hop apart: major-label record companies using their seemingly unlimited resources to crush competition from independent distributors. Leveling charges of theft, intimidation and conspiracy at the big labels, Mike Jones, Young Buck and other hip-hop luminaries share their stories of survival in a high-stakes, dog-eat-dog business.