At the age of nineteen, Felix signed a contract with the community without much knowledge of the issue and without consulting a business representative. His spokesman said, “Top Notch felt like a family to him, and he had a very close relationship with the company.”
It was only after a few years that Flex discovered the financial consequences of the contract he had signed. His manager said, “He felt cheated and deeply hurt. He felt he hadn’t earned anything for his hard work for eight years.”
When Flex got into this with record company Top Notch, the two parties didn’t come to a new arrangement. This is why Flex did not want to renew the contract at the end of 2019. The break was not announced at that time. Top Notch announced Thursday morning that it did not want to comment on the matter. The two parties still work together intermittently, but always on an occasional basis.
Overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, Flex posted a number of messages on Twitter that it still supports according to its manager. I love hip hop and culture with all my heart, I have given you hits. I have given other artists hits for you. I’ve given you everything I have … it’s pure shame, I really mean it, books among other things.
Top Notch also responded to this issue in the meantime. Speaking to RTL Boulevard director Vincent Patti, he said: “The exclusive collaboration between us and Ronnie has really ended last year. All the people at Top Notch think this is a real shame because we consider him one of the best artists the Netherlands has ever produced. So proud. To work with him. Sometimes even in A very long-term and successful relationship, you can’t agree with each other, and unfortunately it happened. We don’t think it’s fancy to talk about the details. As Ronnie knows, the door here is always open. “
In the UK, there is also a lot of debate going on about the unfair division of costs between the major record companies and the artists. Notable stars such as Paul McCartney and Kate Bush pleaded with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to immediately initiate good and fair legislation in this area.
Locally, Top Notch cut ties with Bilal Wahib a month ago after he was attacked. Crime reporter John van den Hovel thought that was completely hypocritical.