Label: Eastern Conference - RR005 LP,Rapster Records - RR005 LP • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Hip Hop •
During the label's brief heyday, it represented underground rappers such as CageTame One one-half of the duo The ArtifactsR. Eon established the Eastern Conference imprint inin the midst of the late nineties indie boom of rap. During this epoch, which spanned from roughly toa renewed interest in vinyl records provided a niche market for many smaller record labels and fiercely independent rappers. The former two were based in New York alongside Eastern Conference, and the latter two in California.
The label's eye for new talent steadily built its reputation Kiss Kiss Kiss - John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy an up-and-coming imprint in the contemporary rap scene. This release was essentially a collection of the first eight or so vinyl singles, drawing comparisons to Rawkus Records' Soundbombing.
InEastern Conference Records began distributing through Rawkus Black Void Remembrance - Laethora - March Of The Parasite, which had become an extremely successful label in its own right. This began what could arguably be called Eastern Conference's most successful period. Amidst these successes, the label continued to release positively received twelve-inch singles, including Mad Skillz' "Ghostwriter" and Cage's "Suicidal Failure".
When Eastern Conference's two-year contract to Rawkus was up, Mighty Mi made the decision to sever ties with Rawkus and continue to "build independently", without releasing records under a major label. He soon found a distributor Landspeed Records, who had released the first Eastern Conference All-Starsand quickly began releasing material.
During the next three years, however, Eastern Conference experienced a dramatic decline in interest and support from rap fans.
One speculated reason for this is that since the label no longer enjoyed major label backing, as it had through Rawkus, it became harder to distribute their projects as widely and promote them as heavily. However, many hip-hop fans claim that Eastern Conference's output simply suffered from a lack of overall quality. Additionally, the label was dealt a harsh blow when Cage, along with his group the WeathermenLe Sorcier Du Flipper - Various - La Légende De La Chanson label's biggest selling act, moved to the Definitive Jux label.
When asked about the move in a HipHopSite. That was it. I wasn't making money. The amount of money I made with them, I could have made myself. But then again, in doing it myself, how many more pieces would I have sold? I'd be kind of doing the same thing, just not splitting the money so many different ways.
But it was about expansion, about growth. It's what artists do. However, Cage later stated that another reason for his leaving the label was financial mismanagement and lack of proper marketing and promotion for his albums. Instead, he claimed that Mighty Mi and, to an extent, Mr. Eon were funneling the label's money into their own projects. Encouraged by Cage, other artists who had formerly recorded for EC and supported his claims of Mighty Mi's sloppy business dealings.
Whether caused by the artists' claims or not, Eastern Conference's output was drastically reduced from onward; the label released four albums inone album inand by June had only released one album. The current status of Eastern Conference Records is somewhat of The Jump Off - The High & Mighty - Presents Eastern Conference All Stars II mystery.
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