Talented singer and songwriter, Harrysong announced months back that he was leaving his former record label, Five Star Music to set up his own company, Altar Plate. Observers knew that it was a move that would be accompanied by drama.
Shortly after Harrysong was released by police, Five Star Music claimed in a statement that he had begged KCee profusely to be signed to his label in 2014. The statement also painted a picture of an ungrateful Harrysong who was fond of abandoning contracts halfway.
But in a swift reaction to Five Star’s statement, Harrysong said it was actually Kcee who begged him on bended knees to help ‘salvage his dying career’.
“It was 8am and policemen acting on the instruction of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in Onikan, stormed our hotel room to invite Harrysong over for questioning. As a law abiding citizen with nothing to fear, we got dressed up and went to the AIG’s office. On getting there, we were greeted by the presence of a haggard looking young man in cheap suit, identified as Five Star Music’s lawyer.
As against the kangaroo statement released by Five Star Music, Harrysong did not at any time approach anyone or company to sign him; it was Kcee (who) approached Harrysong on bended knees to help salvage his dying career after he fell out with his then partner (Presh). As much as Harrysong loved to help him out in that time of need, it is worthy of note that KCee is talent-less and knows next to nothing about music.
Harrysong had a running contract with Questionmark Records, but out of desperation, Kcee and Five Star Music were prepared to pay off Kelvin Luciano in their quest to have Harrysong at all cost. It should be recalled that Harrysong succeeded in recreating Kcee’s sound, as he wrote and co-produced hits including, ‘Okpekete’, ‘Limpopo’, ‘Pull Over# and other songs that defined the Kcee that everyone now knows and celebrates today, all pro bono.
For what it’s worth, Harrysong’s dealing with Five Star Music was with the clause that he would be left to pursue his career whenever he deemed it fit. For the records, Altarplate has come to stay and the general public can do business with Harrysong and Alterplate management.”