13 Side Projects That Became The Main Gig

13 Side Projects That Became The Main Gig

Do you have a side project that you've been working on for a while, and it's starting to take up more and more of your time? Well, you're not alone. A lot of people end up abandoning their day jobs to work on their passion projects full-time. We wanted to explore examples of some stories of famous artists who did just that.

When their main gig gets a little stale , most artists experiment with a side project or two. In the highly unlikely event that the side project becomes as successful as or more popular than the original, the artist may choose to pursue it. 

Like many people, we also have a handful of side projects that we work on in our spare time. But unlike most people, our side projects have turned into our main gig. Here are 13 side projects that turned into full-time jobs, either for a few years or for the remainder of their careers.

THE GORILLAZ CRACKED COM Blur's Song 2 was still topping charts worldwide when frontman Damon Albarn began side project, The Gorillaz, in 1998 with artist Jamie Hewlett. The band saw instant success with hit Clint Eastwood, and while Blur did sell 15 million albums, The Gorillaz have sold 25 million over 7 albums from 2001 to present day.

Source: NME

WATCH THE THRONE CRACKED.COM Since 2000's This Can't Be Life, Jay-Z kept Kanye's generational talents close. 2011's Watch The Throne was their first and only 50/50 joint effort, taking time away from solo work to debut at #1, go 5x platinum, tour the world for a year, and give HOV that comeback success that alluded him since 2006.

Source: Medium

METHOD MAN & REDMAN us Toube CRACKED.COM Everything's better with your bestie. Meth & Red are both incredibly successful solo artists, but the energy they bring together is downright infectious. Their 1995 hit single, How High sparked a now 27 year partnership, including two platinum albums, a movie, TV show, and more consistent tours together than individually.

Source: Ranker

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