It seems that rappers aren’t signing to major labels and keepin the indie spirit alive by self-releasing mixtapes and other releases but things aren’t always what they seem. Most of them are signing major label deals and keeping quiet about it. They are releasing more mixtapes and building a following through the internet with blogs and social networking sites, then announcing their debut albums. NY Mag’s article deals with all of this, it provides a lot of info including that one of my favorite rappers right now Theophilus London has apparently been signed to Warner Bros. since the end of last year! You can read the full article here.