Major Players: Rappers Who Went from Indies to Majors
Too $hort (75 Girls to Jive)
After releasing his first three projects in the mid-1980s on the indie 75 Girls, Bay Area rapper Too $hort began putting out albums through Jive. Over the next two decades, he would release more than a dozen albums with the label — many of them reaching platinum or gold status. Most recently, he’s been releasing his albums through Dangerous Music, which is a label that he owns.