RESERVOIR TALKS GOLD BARS & RAP SPLITS WITH VARIETY MAGAZINE
Variety Magazine called on Reservoir Executive Vice President Rell Lafargue to weigh in on “Gold Bars in Rap Music,” the magazine’s recent piece exploring the complicated nature of collaborations in rap. The piece ran both in Variety’s online magazine and in their physical Emmy issue.
The feature dove right into the mystery of who gets what, examining an effort like Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Summer (on which Reservoir writer 2 Chainz has three tracks) as an example.
“‘If you wanted to license ‘Mercy,’ you’d have to clear the rights with 10 different publishing companies between the producers and rappers,'” Lafargue is quoted in the article.
Variety also tapped 2 Chainz and Danja –two prominent Reservoir songwriters–to comment on what it’s really like to divvy up songs.
“‘For me, when it comes to publishing, it’s about being fair,'” Danja said, pragmatically. 2 Chainz, on the other hand, noted that in his experience, “‘Most people want to be the performing artist and get the limelight.'”
Click here to read the entire “Gold Bars in Rap Music” article with commentary from Rell Lafargue, 2 Chainz, and Danja on the Variety website.