Now working independently, Gyptian is blaming his former New York-based record company for him not receiving enough international exposure.

The ‘Hold Yuh’ artist claims that no dance hall artist is rich or living lavish because the recording labels fail to market them properly or just don’t live up to their agreements at all. Gyptian went on to explain that Jamaican artistes do not gain the fruits of their labor despite dance hall’s growing popularity around the world as their music is just not selling in the big markets due to lack of promotion. According to Gyptian his former record company was just a “tag along” for most of his career since he himself had to do most of the promotions on his own.

He even made special reference to the label’s failure to shoot a music video or adequately promote the remix to his massive hit “Hold Yuh,” which featured Nicki Minaj, despite the track spending 50 weeks on the Billboard charts.