Bobby Creekwater has joined the growing list of emcees leaving the Shady/Aftermath camp, currently including Obie Trice [click to read], Stat Quo [click to read], Raekwon [click to read], Joell Ortiz [click to read] and Busta Rhymes [click to read].
“I, Bobby Creekwater, am…no longer with Shady anymore,” said the rapper in a video for MauriceGarland.com. “We parted ways. It was a business decision. Wasn’t no bad blood, or nothin’ like that…The relationship just ran its term, understand what I’m sayin’? As far as Bobby Creek was concerned…I have big plans. And that particular relationship [with Shady] wasn’t helping as far as the plans I had.’“
“And I didn’t get dropped!” added Creek vehemently. “I felt like it was time to move on, so I made a phone call to Paul [Rosenberg, Eminem‘s manager and co-founder of Shady Records] one Sunday morning, and had a talk.” He added that he was grateful for the manner in which everything was conducted, saying, “Just so you know, labels, in some cases, can choose to be assholes and hold an artist on their label…and put an artist through a whole bunch of bullshit. But they didn’t, and I appreciate that.“
Creekwater signed with Shady Records in 2005, and appeared on 2006’s Eminem Presents: The Re-Up [click to read], a group album featuring the label’s artists.
The move will likely fuel criticism of Shady/Aftermath, as the labels have already been lambasted for sparse musical output and numerous shelved projects. Currently, the Shady Records roster includes Eminem [cilck to read], D12 [click to read], 50 Cent [click to read], Ca$his [click to read] and Slim Da Mobster.