Can y’all remember last year when Ricky Dillon released his unbelievable collab with Snoop Dogg on the track Problematic?! We couldn’t either, and even wrote about it as news last January, but it looks like the collab wasn’t as smooth as we thought. In a new video, Ricky has revealed that working with Snoop was one of the “sketchiest” things he’s ever done in his life.
In addition to his secret, Ricky also talks about how new artists hoping to “make it mainstream” often have their tracks paid by record labels to appear in certain places, for a certain period of time. This allows the song to live it’s own life and eventually make back the money through purchasing and streaming – unless you’re Ricky Dillon and it’s your own money.
Ricky goes into more details about how Snoop Dogg ghosted his big break just a day before they were due to go public.
According to Ricky, a group of people surrounding the production of his album Gold and the music video for Problematic all put in money to promote the song in hugely influential environments such as “H&M“, “Dave & Busters” and Times Square. The group put up $100,000 for the track to appear for a month in various places, but a day before Problematic actually hit the airwaves ,Snoop Dogg blocked everything.
Apparently, Snoop and his team didn’t like the music video the two created together and didn’t want Ricky’s song to play all over the country because he didn’t want to be associated with the track. Whilst Ricky makes it clear that this is not the fault of Snoop’s, he does blame the “dark and sketchy” music industry for doing things that the general public are totally unaware of.
To make matters worse, Ricky never got his money back and the song was never played everywhere they paid to do so. His video serves as a reminder that the music industry isn’t as glamorous as it’s made out to be, and his fans need to take precautions when it comes to following their dreams of becoming a pop sensation.
What do you think about Ricky’s revelations? Are you as suitably shook as he is?! Let us know in the comments below.