Hip-Hop, Videos | Riz – Waiting Up ft. Drake [Behind The Leaked Record]

Posted by on April 20, 2012


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UPDATE:  Before I even had a chance to post the track, SoundCloud informed me the new record was copyrighted.  With some further investigation, I discovered the track leaked and there is some controversy behind how and why the track hit the blogs.  If you watch the video above, Riz explains how the record came about and how his relationship with Drizzy’s team has since gone sour.  If the claims in this video are truthful and the facts are how they appear, I have a new found respect for Riz as an artist.  Emerging into the game is not easy. Whether you’re digging through couches for nickels and dimes or have trust fund labels at your disposal, you still have to put in the work.  From what I have gathered, Drake’s label took advantage of a young artist and failed to hold up their end of the agreement.

Whether or not this track was purposely released (Riz say’s it wasn’t), and whether Drake’s manager is riding around hanging a $30,000 wrist gem out the window, people have now heard the track and know the name Riz.  Publicity stunt?  Some may see it that way.  It’s all gravy until we heard more from Riz and can evaluate him more as an artist.  Be on the lookout for new (legitimate) music coming soon!

**NY hip-hop artist, Riz, is breaking new grounds with his most recent single featuring Drake, which will be featured on his debut album, The Blindside.  Until now, I’ve never heard of this cat, but with nearly 60,000 Twitter followers , it’s evident he’s been doing several things right for a fair amount of time now.  Although some of that fan base could be due to the fact he’s worked with industry bosses such as Whoo Kid, Mr. Thanksgiving aka DJ Drama, Lloyd Banks, Yo Gotti, Trey Songz & more, he holds his own on this new track.  Produced by 40, Drake kicks off the song with some relationship rhymes and Riz follows with some emotional lyrics we can all relate to. **

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