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N-Dubz leave label
British hip-hop stars N-Dubz have parted ways
with their record label because of "creative differences over
The controversial band created a
U.S.-friendly album called Love. Live. Life. in a bid to launch
their career Stateside, and they were signed up by Def Jam
Recordings last year (10).
But executives at the label dropped the band
from their roster this week (begs08Aug11) over ongoing conflicts
about the group's music.
A label spokesperson tells Britain's The Sun,
"N-Dubz have left the Def Jam imprint in the USA due to creative
differences over musical direction. This was 100 per cent the
band's decision and they remain signed to Universal
Bandmember Dappy claims he refused to bow to
pressure from record company chiefs about the direction of the
He says, "We were never going to co-operate
with them when they decided to change what we are. If we had
co-operated we would still be signed. We're not just a silly bunch
of pop tarts."