Deepflow announced yesterday (January 4) that his label, Vismajor Company (VMC) will cease all operations and terminate all of its artists’ exclusive contracts this month.
The Vismajor Company’s website currently lists nine rappers—including Deepflow, Nucksal, Don Mills, Rohann, Los, Hwaji, Wutan, QM, and Odee —and six DJ-producers: TK/Van Ruther, BUGGY, Holyday, Fredi Casso, Babynine, and VEN.
The South Korean rapper-producer and VMC CEO took to Instagram to deliver the surprising news, along with a black-and-white photo of the VMC crew.
Deepflow also shared that here are “some ready-made projects left” to be released and a final concert from the label will be held on February 5.
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Its official YouTube account also released a short montage of VMC during the last 9 years, titled “Trails of 9th Wonder,” showing the renamed logo as “Vismajor Crew.”
Vismajor Company started as a crew between Deepflow, Babynine, Wutan, and VEN in 2011 and was established formally in 2014 and has produced 45 full-length albums, EPs, and singles. Deepflow himself has released 3 albums under his label, including the 2020 LP, Founder, which was nominated for Hip Hop Album of the Year at the 2021 Korean Hip-hop Awards (KHA).
VMC dropped its first compilation album Run VMC in 2013. Among the label’s accolades include Artist of the Year for Deepflow and Best Rap & Hip-Hop Song award for his track “Jakdu” at the 2016 Korean Hip-hop Awards. The following year, Nucksal’s debut album, The God of Small Things (작은 것들의 신), bagged the Hip Hop Album of the Year. VMC was nominated as Label of the Year in 2021.
Below is the English translation of Deepflow’s statement (via SPOTV):
Hello, this is Vismajor Company.
Formed in 2011, Vismajor Crew turned into a company in 2014 and operated as a label for 9 years.
And in January 2023, VMC will end its business development and all artists’ exclusive contracts and return to crew.
First of all, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the fans who have supported and loved the music and progress of our Bismajor Company for a long time.
Starting from a small underground studio in Hapjeong-dong, VMC has developed by producing a total of 45 full-length albums, EPs, and numerous singles.
The results gathered to add VMC’s name to the heyday of Korean hip-hop labels.
All of these achievements were made possible only thanks to your support and love.
The Vismajor Crew will continue to have a valuable relationship and will continue to provide good music in their respective locations.
Please support the future of the artists who will be entering a new chapter in their lives and the staff who have worked so hard.
There are still some ready-made projects left. We will soon announce news about the albums ahead of release in January and the last label concert on February 5th.
Please decorate the last page of VMC together.
I wish you a happy new year in 2023, and I hope you enjoy peace, happiness, and all of your wishes.
Once again, I am deeply grateful to all of you who have cared for Vismajor Company.
Revisit VMC’s 2021 cypher below: