Highly effective hip-hop document government and label proprietor, J. Prince of Rap-A-Lot Information, has put out a name to arms.
After the Recording Academy canceled the efficiency of Kanye West on the Grammys after his 24-hour Instagram suspension, Prince needs Drake, The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj to boycott the upcoming ceremony.
Prince posted on his social media accounts for artists to skip the Grammy Awards this yr and carry out in Las Vegas as a substitute. He proposed doing the present on the similar precise time the awards present will air.
“I’ve been watching the Grammys management and dictate our tradition to their profit up shut and private for the previous 30 years. And all of the artists, managers and executives would do is complain, however by no means have the nuts to return collectively to do something about it. Despite the fact that the newest episode offers with Trevor Noah and the cancelling of @kanyewest, this racist act is a lot larger than them.”
Prince then detailed the grasp/slave mentality that the Recording Academy incorporates when coping with Black artists. Explaining the premise of the 13th Modification of the Structure the place slavery was abolished but “everybody within the jail system and people which can be out of jail which have been convicted of against the law are thought of slaves in the US.”
He added, “This can be a ‘slave grasp punish a niggah mentality and act’ to remind us that regardless of how a lot cash we’ve got, we’re nonetheless niggahs of their eyes. So that they cancelled Kanye and discriminated in opposition to Drake, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and lots of others through the years. This may solely be damaged by us uniting our powers to result in change transferring ahead.”
Prince needs his Las Vegas particular to air on a particular community and streaming platform to show that “scores will change…when the No. 1 promoting style in music—HIP HOP—comes collectively as a result of there’s energy in numbers.”
HIP HOP VS. THE GRAMMY’S
I’ve been watching the Grammys management and dictate our tradition to their profit up shut and private for the previous 30 years that I’ve been within the music enterprise.
— J Prince (@jprincerespect) March 21, 2022