Bobby Valentino Upset With Def Jam

Published: Saturday 7th Jul 2007 by Sam
R&B singer Bobby Valentino has expressed his feelings over Def Jam’s special treatment of label-mate Ne-Yo. Speaking to, the ‘Anonymous’ singer had the following to say:

“I think Ne-Yo’s the face of the label and, of course, by him being the face of the label, he gets a little bit more. I see he gets a lot of extra support, a lot of bells and whistles. Sometimes, people need those things to put them over the top.

“My album, you know what it is,” he continued. “When you see me at the shows, you know what it’s about. There’s nothing sugar-coated about me. Not saying that there’s something sugar-coated about Ne-Yo, but, it’s all good.”

Considering I felt Bobby’s current album ‘Special Occasion’ was pretty good, I agree with him about getting lost in the shuffle. Despite releasing two great singles – ‘Turn The Page’ and ‘Anonymous’ – the album hasn’t shifted many units. I don’t recall there being much promo and there were next-to-no performances. Still, there may be hope yet with upcoming single ‘Rearview’ which features Ludacris – although I doubt it.

Do you agree with Bobby?

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  1. Anonymous July 7, 2007

    Well I get emails from Def Jam and Neyo is all over them, they all about Neyo and Rhianna (if I spelt her name right)maybe DTP will get a new deal outta Def Jam cos they ain’t really show their artists no love, only mention Luda a bit and Shawnna was right Def Jam sat on her album and didn’t promote it at all, so yes I agree with Bobby but also i’ll admit he jars me sometimes, he seems to be a whinny b**** sometimes

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