Sheck Wes Wears All Hats for Debut Album, Despite Lack of Label Support
If you don’t know the name Sheck Wes, you’ve definitely heard is song “Mo Bamba” inspired by the Orlando Magic’s very own. Yesterday, Harlem’s Sheck Wes announced the release date for his debut album via Twitter with Mo Bamba, himself, rocking a T-shirt with the album title, Mudboy, and its release date of October 5.
The announcement was accompanied with a caption stating "Mixed Mastered and Executively Produced By Sheck Wes," is an exciting time for the artist and his fanbase, but as a Hip Hop enthusiast I have to ask where’s the label support.
We’ve heard little to nothing about the rapper’s project from his labels, which is interesting as one of his executives has been in the media consistently for his controversial views and recent performance. Sheck’s debut LP also was not included in the conversation when the 7-song album rollout was occurring, leaving me to wonder, “What are these labels doing for Sheck that he can’t do himself?”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the Interscope/G.O.O.D Music/Cactus Jack signee mentioned his full involvement with his project. Back in September, the rapper tweeted out, "I wish Kanye was more involved in my career. Idk wtf he getting into." Sheck continued by stating he recorded the album by himself and made sure to note he never lost hope throughout the process.
While the former basketball prospect has been busy pushing his songs ( including a Cast Away-inspired video for “Chippi Chippi”), making festival appearances, performing for Lebron James and his wife Savannah, and preparing to go on tour with Travis Scott for Astroworld: Wish You Were Here alongside Trippie Redd, Gunna, and Virgil Abloh, Sheck Wes seems to be a jack of all trades when it comes to the release of his debut album.