Indigenous Yoruba Rapper CDQ Speaks on Leaving General Records, Mastercraft Did Not Own the Label and Others
Indigenous Yoruba rapper Sodiq Yusuf, popularly known as CDQ has part ways with General Records, a label which everybody all think was owned by budding producer Mastercraft.
The budding rapper CDQ recently had a chat with urban lifestyle channel Hip TV, where he disclosed his relationship with Mastercraft, leaving Generals Records, his tour and has language affected his music in foreign countries.
“I did a show in New York for NEA award, I had a show in Maryland, Washington Dc, Dallas, Rhode Island a lot of places, to my surprise, and I didn’t know CDQ as a brand has become so big in those countries”
About leaving his former label he had this to say,
About my contract with General Records, to pick out the point, Master Craft Is not the CEO of General Records, he is my official producer that’s part of General Records. I signed a 3 year deal with General Record, from October 1 2013- October 1 2016. I was in the US when the contract actually ended, we didn’t fight or anything, we agreed to move on my own, we don’t have any issue or fought in any way. I just want to know how it feels to be a man of my own.
We sought to find out if language has affected the music in foreign countries he had this to say,
Music is a universal language a lot of African artiste are breaking into the European, American market, not like they understand what they are saying but the vibe and the music in the instrumental and the quality of the sound matters a lot.