Derek Minor explains why B. Cooper and Chad Jones are not on RMG’s artist roster
In recent months, Reflection Music Group, along with Derek Minor, have experienced a great deal of success.
Minor’s single, “Change the World” featuring Hollyn, has been number #1 on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR chart, Minor is currently on The Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour, and the label recently launched a new partnership division, RMG Amplify, in which it signed former Rhema Soul member, Konata Small.
RMG is currently home to Minor, Canon, Tony Tillman and Deraj. Two artists who are not shown on the label’s artist roster are Chad Jones and B. Cooper.
Chad Jones, who used to go by the moniker Conviction, was signed to RMG in 2011. He joined his labelmates on their debut album Welcome to the Family in 2012, and Jones released his EP Keep Up in 2014.
B. Cooper signed to the label and released his mixtape, Spare Change, along with his While the City Sleeps EP in 2014. B. Cooper joined Deraj for their collaborative EP, For the People, in early 2016.
On Episode 474 of ‘The Wade-O Radio Show,’ DJ Wade-O had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Reflection Music Group’s label head, Derek Minor, about what’s going on with the label, in terms of who’s officially on the label, and who’s family?
“So, what’s happened is, anyone who knows RMG knows, for us, we’ve been more of a family than we’ve been a label,” Minor said. “And what’s happened over the past couple years is, we’ve become a family and a label. In the sense of, we’ve grown and understood what it takes to run a label.”
When speaking about Jones, Minor gave praises concerning him.
“Chad is a computer genius. That dude can break everything to you down about networking and all that stuff. Chad has four kids, and he does this amazing stuff with computers, and it was like – well bro like – we got to pick one,” Minor said.
“Do you want to be on the road, or do you want to be a swordfish? Which one do you want to do? You know what I mean? When we added it up, you know it’s just like, I want to be at home with my family. I want to make music when I want to make it, and I want it to necessarily matter, in the sense of, do I have to go on the road for 50 dates and promote this thing in a year,” Minor said when speaking of Jones’ decision.
With B. Cooper, Minor said, “Coop was kind of like, I want to make music at my pace. We wanted to free him up to be able to make music at his pace.”
Minor still talks with Jones and B. Cooper, and is always willing to lend a helping hand.
“I told both of them, obviously anyway that I can help, let me help. Whatever you want to do, you still family. We’re always going to do music, but it’s kind of like, y’all got to do stuff at y’all’s pace, because we’re going at zero to one-hundred to one-thousand.”
Minor went on to shine light on how Jones and Cooper are family and how they are a part of the full roster, but are just not a part of the active roster at the moment.
You can listen to the full interview with DJ Wade-O and Derek Minor below: