Wells-based rapper Spose scored a substantial hit with his 2010 song "I'm Awesome." He was picked up by a major recording label... and dropped 11 months later. Universal never released the tracks he recorded with them. But it's not entirely a bad thing. Spose has managed to keep his voice and the experience grew his fan base to the point where he makes a living as a professional musician.
Spose's experience was chronicled in an article on Cracked.com(contains cussin')
Spose also has released a book: "Spose: The Almost Complete Lyrics"
And here's Spose's website