I have never been a massive fan of groupthink. I feel it makes us lazy as we leave the heavy lifting of original thought to other people and as a result, ideas can be short-sighted, lack perspective, and often are illogical.
War is about moves and countermoves.
In April of 2018, Drake posted a picture on his Instagram account of a gold medallion with a scorpion on it with the simple caption of a CD emoji and the month June 2018. Fans rightfully assumed he would do big numbers with his latest installment because of the success of his two hits “God’s Plan” and “Nice for what.”
Everyone has something that they want to do, whether it be something that people agree with or disagree with. Whatever it is you want to do, you’ll have people that try to stop you. The people that don’t understand where you are trying to go are will try to bring you down, especially the ones that want to see you lose.
n a word, yes. If we were to go by the definition used in our society, Bruno Mars does fit the description. Mars adapts/borrows/steals elements from Black music to create his sound. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing when we look at him, or music in general. Musicians have always borrowed from each other and used other artists as an influence to enhance their music. The only reason I see people getting on Bruno Mars’ case is that he isn’t Black.
Just when I thought the whole Monique vs. Netflix fight was dead and buried, her recent interview on the Breakfast Club aired and reignited the conversation about inequality and what Monique should have been offered from Netflix for a comedy special. I’ll admit, I did not want to watch because I felt like I knew what she was about to say. Monique has been on a press run and appeared on multiple radio stations and television talk shows to explain her plight to the public.
Since people began streaming music (legally or illegally), labels have struggled to get a hold on how to properly pay make money and pay artist for their music. These struggles are present today as streaming services like Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, and others have been called out by artists who feel they have not been properly compensated for their work. Even Jay-Z has attempted to remedy this situation by launching his own “artist friendly” streaming service, Tidal.
A few months ago I wrote a piece telling some of our brothers and sisters to put their “Woke” manual down. I still stand by those words. There is no room for people within our community who continuously shame others for not sharing the same views; it’s counterproductive and divisive.