Long-time up-and-coming rock and rap hybrid Clement Marfo & The Frontline have placed themselves at loggerheads with label Warner Music, after frontman Marfo unleashed a Twitter rant punctuated by free downloads for songs from the band’s unreleased album.
Marfo apparently ran out of patience with Warner over the amount of time it was taking to set a date for his outfit’s debut album.
After a string of Tweets containing an account of his rise on the music scene and fiery criticism of the way his work is being handled by the major label, Marfo released album material in a zip file titled #FuckTheLabel
“Apparently, we are not connecting with our audience.... what does that even mean? The label are so quick to come up with fucking excuses,” said Marfo over Twitter. “Labels are slow [at] making decisions! This album was created a long time ago and still the world are yet to hear it.
“Times have changed... The street is the A&R,” he added. “The street tell you what's hot! The street makes your jobs easier.”
The band have been recently named rising stars by a number of media tastemakers including MTV.
“I refuse to be one of those acts that were tipped and suddenly disappear due to label taking long with decisions. I refuse to disappear.”
Marfo's latest tweet reads: "The label have now removed the music but they CANNOT put out this flame. Spread the filth like wildfire #fuckthelabel".