Yung Joc Wants to Leave Bad Boy, Says He’s Being ‘Held Back’
Back in May, Yung Joc opened up about his current record label woes, claiming that Bad Boy Records and Block Entertainment had failed to pay him royalties and advances for his first two albums, 2006’s ‘New Joc City’ and 2007’s ‘Hustlenomics.’ The ATL rapper made it clear he was having difficulties putting out new music under his contract, especially after numerous delays of his forthcoming album, ‘Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood.’
Earlier this week Joc released the free full-length album, ‘Grind Flu,’ via his Swagg Team Entertainment website, so fans would still have access to his music while he sorted out his contractual conflicts. However, in a recent Rolling Out TV interview, Joc announced that he was ready to leave Bad Boy once and for all.
“I don’t think that regime is the right outfit for me at the moment,” Joc vented about his relationship with the label. “I work very hard as an artist, and I’m still in a position where I’m not able to put out my music because of some conflicts of interest,” he continued. “Why am I even signed if I can’t put my music out? I’m being held back.”
Despite having to resort to his lawyers for talks with the label, Joc says, “There are no hard feelings, no regrets, no gripes. It is what it is.”