CJ Hilton is an up and coming R&B singer signed to Universal Music Group. He checked in with us for an exclusive interview and discussed who he’s influenced by, how he collaborated with Nas, why he likes older women, and more. See below for the full interview.
News broke earlier this week that 50 Cent is leaving Interscope and taking his G-Unit Records independent. 50 signed a distribution agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG in anticipation of his new album “Animal Ambition” which will be released on June 3rd.
Five years ago, Aubrey “Drake” Graham dropped the mixtape that would ignite his career. In 2009, Drake released “So Far Gone” to critical acclaim. Some may even argue after that project, that’s when nothing was the same. It was 2009 and no one had heard anything like it before.
There’s a distinctiveness and uniqueness that occurs when a superstar talent finishes his career with the same team that he started with. In sports, it’s rare to see a player of a superstar caliber play for the same team his entire career (ignore Kobe Bryant). This rarity is no different in music. It’s rare to see a musician stick with the same record label or management team for an entire career. People change, the industry changes, and artists are continuously trying to progress. Although it’s difficult to sustain longevity, there are those that do it and most experience their fair share of changes along the way.