Sizzla to Step out of Babylon: Leaving Def Jam?


By: Claude Mills
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

SizzlaKalonji_YardFlex.jpgSizzla Kalonji may be leaving the Island Def Jam Music Group because he is not pleased with the promotion and marketing push of the album he has been working on for the past few months.

"Def Jam dem nah push it out certain way, so I and I ah observe them still, but I plan to withdraw this album...take back my master. Once we see the light and way we can utilize it, we can get the good out of anything, so the work will continue," he told YardFlex.Com.

Sizzla had not been officially signed to Def Jam, but was reportedly shopping for a deal with the big record label after big wigs at the label had expressed interest in his sensational sound.

Are you surprised that the executives, including Def Jam President Jay Z are not showing more interest in your album?

"Mi caan surprise, yu fi jus know say we ah warrior, and once we can get a medium through which we can express ourselves, things like that, that's what we're gonna do, you know what I mean," eh said.

"We exist long time, we enterprise by ourselves long time. We will survive. Once we can unite, and do the works, I am for that, and if you have those who have the authority caan do it, just do your thing, ah money we come fi look," he told YardFlex.

The Island Def Jam Music Group is an umbrella company for labels such as Island Def Jam, Def Jam Recordings, The INC Records, Roadrunner Records, and the Jay-Z run Roc-A-Fella Records among others.

Talks had surfaced last year that Sizzla was on the verge of inking a deal with the giant United States-based recording label, which has under its umbrella artistes such as Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Redman, DMX, Ludacris.

But the buzz seems to have died down after the early success of his track with Rapper Foxy Brown, 'Come Fly With Me' which became a hit on the 'mix tape' circuit in the United States market.

If you wish to read more about Sizzla - get your copy of the May issue of YardFlex magazine.

YardFlex Magazine is available locally in all Cool Oasis retail gas stations island-wide and other gas stations in the Corporate Area.

It will also be available in Miami, Florida and New York next week.