Taz Taylor says that when he sent a folder of Juice WRLD songs to labels in 2017, they passed on him and said he was a Lil Uzi Vert clone.
If you're an artist that has been submitting music to all of the right people, yet you keep hearing "no", let this be your reminder to keep going.
Internet Money's Taz Taylor is known for having one of the best ears in music right now, working with and signing some of the hottest up-and-coming artists, developing them for superstardom. His track record speaks for itself, establishing Juice WRLD, Lil Tecca, and others as stars.
He breathed some hope into the lives of aspiring young creatives who have been rejected time and time again by A&Rs, saying that, when he first submitted Juice WRLD's music to labels, he was instantly declined and told that the rapper sounded too much like Lil Uzi Vert.
"Stop putting new artists in a box," tweeted Taz Taylor today. "The same artists yall stan ... they used to say was a clone of somebody else. I sent this folder to A&Rs in 2017. Was told no.. he was a 'lil uzi clone'."
Obviously, Juice went on to become one of the defining artists of his generation, crafting some of the most infectious hits in the world.
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Let this be your reminder to keep hustling! An opportunity will come.