Rittz Explains His Departure From Strange Music
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DX Live – Like 2Pac said "I Ain't Mad At Cha," change is good. After four albums — The Life and Times of Johnny Valiant, Next To Nothing, the Top Of the Line and the recent launch of the Latest Call — Rittz has confirmed that it will stop the Music Strange.
Rittz stopped by the HipHopDX offices in Hollywood, California, to chop with Trent Clark, Kiki Ayres and Jake Rohn on the new album, his time with the Strange Music and the passing of Travis O Guin and Tech N9ne's independent juggernaut.
Every time an artist leaves a label, people are quick to assume that there is some kind of confusion between the two parties. But according to Rittz, the movement is strictly about your own evolution as an artist.
"[It's] my last album contract with the Music is Strange, but everything is good with the Strange," Rittz said DX. "I signed a four-album contract with Strangers and my contract is up, so it's time to figure out what to do next. Everything is good, though. The business will not stop running with Strangers. We had a great conversation with Travis, with the Technology".
As word of her imminent departure spread, Rittz base of fans anxiously awaited the rapper's next move. While he did tease the possibility of starting his own record label, "Into The Groove" MC explained that he, Travis and Technology still plan to do business in the future.
"I've been getting a lot of comments from all over the world such as, 'What are you going to do?'" Rittz said. "Everybody speculates with the possibility of different type of things, where you're headed to or is that there is a problem [Odd]. Fear not, it is business. Right now, we still do not have the obligation to be with Strangers, but my contract is over and I'm going to be leaving Strange. But we're going to be doing business together. Travis put some opportunities on the table that may work, may not. We also take care of them with the merchandising. And besides that, it is like a family to m