Reggae artist Fanton Mojah and his label DownSound records have split again….this time for good!
Joe Bagdonvich, CEO of DownSound Records and Fanton Mojah claimed that the part was amicable. But this is not the first time Mojah and his ex-label have been in the news. Fanton Mojah recently reconcile their differences after Fantan Mojah walked out of his management contract with DownSound Records years ago, only to beg to come back months later.
Here’s a statement from DownSound Records:
“Fantan Mojah begged the company to take him back. After a year of solicitation DownSound decided to move forward with extreme caution especially in the light of all the nonsense he said some 7 years ago. We have recorded some songs over the past few months and they are getting favorable play in the dance hall and on radio. The company has extended it’s hand to Mojah introducing him to it’s marketing staff in the US and in Europe and have done a comprehensive marketing plan designed to get him into the international market as a headline act and more importantly to arena type venues that frequent the likes of Eminem and Jay Z. However, after further discussion and general observation DownSound has decided to no longer do business with Mojah. It seems that he has fallen back into his old ways of listening to ignorant voices steering him away from professional and transparent business practice. The future of Reggae is far to important of a commodity to jeopardize with continued none sense, continued negativity and in the case of Mojah, illiteracy. DownSound will not be a part of that.”
Meanwhile a rep for Mojah is stating: “The contract is a total rip off, so we decided not to sign it, Fanton Mojah a big artist and you can’t give the man some draconian contract like that!”
Check out one of Fanton Mojah‘s videos for his big hit “Stronger” directed by Jay Will.