In a scathing Instagram post on Friday rapper Mase, called out rap mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs over his business practices when it comes to Bad Boy artist. Mase, who had multiple hits with Combs on the mogul’s Bad Boy Records in the late 1990s, posted a photo on Friday of a tweet from rapper Meek Mill that referenced “young black kids in slave contracts in the music business.”
This post comes after Combs decided to take the academy to task for its marginalization of Black artists.
“So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this: Every year, y’all be killing us, man,” he said as he ended his Icon Award acceptance speech during Clive Davis’ pre-show gala.
“Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should be.”
“I’m officially starting the clock. You’ve got 365 days to get this shit together. We need the artists to take back control. We need transparency. We need diversity.”
My thinking is it’s very hard to take the Grammy’s to task when you yourself is allegedly exploiting and taking advantage of your own people. I get that the music business is business, but it’s also worth noting that we can’t preach fairness, while following the oppressor’s business model.
Ms. Culture Keeper-