Ian, pictured above, has gone and started his own new record label. I'm actually in talks with them right now about commercially releasing my "Tsunami Response" answer record as well as some other new projects that I really shouldn't talk about for legal reasons. Here he talks about his lofty mission as the owner of a new hip-hop label (other than scoring with young white chicks):
As some of you may already know, I recently launched a brand new but tiny independent record label at the end of last year called Supreme Clientele.
Our lofty mission is to bring back classic underground hip hop music that hopefully defies the ridiculous divide and shallow labels separating the so-called underground and commercial hip hop worlds. And yes, the label name is an homage to Tony Starks who, besides being one of my favorite hip hop artists, to me represents one of the few artists out today who can still appeal to the many subsets of hip hop fans without compromising his own art. I only hope our label can do even half as well creatively as he has over his career.
It's been tough work getting everything together including securing decent distribution but, finally, our first release, a 12" single -- "Everything's A Go (The Flow)" b/w "Badside" -- by Harlem MC, Bathgate (which I've been slyly plugging on the site, is ready to go and about to hit retail.