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The Young Gunner sits down with the good folks at TheWellVersed and opens up on his new deal, the Internets and his former employer…
TWV: You’ve been quoted as saying that the internet has been a blessing to you while you’ve been away from the spotlight. How do you feel about the sudden pressure being put on blogs, with sites like OnSmash being taken down? [Ed. Note: OnSmash has relaunched since the interview as FreeOnSmash]
Young Chris: I don’t think it’s fair. But you know, everybody has their own reason. I’m pretty sure there’s another side to the story. As an artist, I feel that they’re taking away from us. It’s free promotion, and there’s nothing better than that. When we first came in the game we weren’t able to promote ourselves, without a Def Jam or Roc-a-Fella cutting some marketing money. The internet is a blessing. That’s the only way we can really build our own brand and identity. Other than that it’s 360 deals and they’re taking every little dollar that you get. It’s tough.
TWV: You mentioned you and Jay-Z…So you guys are getting along well since everything went down at Roc-a-Fella?
Young Chris: Me and Jay are great. That’s why I say you can’t burn those bridges, it’s too powerful. That’s my guy. He’s excited for me right now.
READ: Young Chris: A Reintroduction To The Future [via TWV]