Artist Health, Music Business

VIDEO: Jesse Jagz Confirms he Blindsided Chocolate City & M.I with his Exit, “Nobody Really Was Informed.”


Jesse Jagz Marijuana Use, Label ConflictHappy Friday! While Chocolate City & M.I Abaga try to do damage control, Jesse Jagz finally puts this whole “I quit Chocolate City” to rest by going on television and making it clear the motive behind his move.

He tells us the following:

1. Nobody at Chocolate City knew he would quit. He basically blindsided everyone;

2. He just wanted to do something for himself, solely for himself; and

3. He wants complete control over his music affairs.

He makes mention that it is “not as we are fighting” with respect to leaving the label. Lol! at that statement. You would never guess with the way you quit Jagz. In any event, Jagz reminds me of that last born child in a family that everyone either ignores, over-pampers and either way it makes them feel like they cannot be heard or that they are not loved, respected or appreciated.

I think the move is good for his sanity and to allow him stand on his own as a man. I presume from his view, he doesn’t need to be in the shadows of his big brother who always seems to eat up the limelight both on the music map in the industry and within Chocolate City. M.I is always the leader or getting all the attention while Jagz plays the background. That gets old after a while, for most people. I also think it is good for Chocolate City. Jagz is clearly a loose cannon who cannot and will not be controlled by anyone. There is nothing the label could have done, I think, at this stage to keep him. His spirit is restless and the move would eventually have been inevitable. Better now than later. So, Jagz, do you.

I also hope he takes care of his health, starting with staying well hydrated. In the video clip below, he looks quite dehydrated.

Best wishes to you Jagz. Thanks for letting us know what that was all about. Everyone, get back to work. Case closed on this Jesse Jagz v. Chocolate City Crude Departure. I anticipate more interesting hearings on AML court docket/mediation/arbitration forum in future.

Heads up, it is a beyond crazy week and weekend for me. I have both professional and personal obligations eating up every minute of my time. So, my writings on AML will not be as much as some of you may be used to. Nevertheless, I hope you all continue to enjoy the works of our interns and of course my contributions too, albeit limited for now.

Warm regards and have a great weekend!


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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

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