R&B singer Tinashe is ready for a major music biz shakeup. The popular crooner went online this week to share her thoughts on the industry needing a major makeover with its genres and categorization.
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In Tina’s perspective, the music biz is suffering from forcing records and musicians to go into genres. Instead of just dishing out a problem, she also came up with a potential solution.
“Abolish genres in music artists and instead categorize individual songs by sonic nuances such as temp (chill vs energetic)” -Tinashe’s Twitter
A few days ago, fellow crooner Janelle Monáe shared her personal issues with the hip-hop genre. She made a major pitch for men to fall back and allow women the entire spotlight.
“I really only ever wanna hear women rapping . The amount of misogyny from most of men in rap and music is infuriating . We need to abolish that sh*t too . Y’all can’t wait to call women every b*tch , h*e , discuss violent acts against women, etc for clout in rap, rock, and through out music history. Misogny has NEVER been okay yet it has become normalized. Women didn’t create misogny, y’all did. SO YOU DO THE WORK to ABOLISH IT.” -Janelle Monáe’s Twitter
Wait, There’s More
Recently, rap star Offset went to Instagram to share a new initiative by the Black Music Action Coalition. Off also explained the importance of trends and habits changing in favor of Black musicians.
“BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK MUSIC MATTERS. Real change begins now with @bma_coalition” -Offset’s Instagram
Before You Go
Over the past few months, various musicians have come forward to demand equality for Black musicians. Everyone from Tory Lanez to Erykah Badu have exposed the record label system of doing artists dirty.
“The way things work now and days , they are designing contracts to keep artist in debt . How are your kids kids suppose to eat from the fruits of your labor if the label makes 5 times the money you making… But you as the artist are bringing in all the money . 🧐🧐 ima fix this … Luckily for me I’ve exceeded a 5 album deal and I’m fully independent … but going through this I know that at least 80 percent of the industry is in some sort of deal where they are not being fully compensated for they work .. and no diss either that’s just how it works . … Ima go on live Later this week and put the seminar up and I’ll explain to y’all the REAL … because as much as I can keep the secrets for myself … but I’d rather my peers and UPCOMING ARTIST not get F*CKED in these contracts anymore … I’ll keep u posted on the date .” -Tory Lanez’s Twitter
“If the music industry wants to support black lives, labels and platforms can start with amending contracts, distributing royalties, diversifying boardrooms, and retroactively paying back all the black artists, and their families, they have built their empires on.” -Kelis’ Instagram
“Wassup with all these DIFFERENT RACE men got all these young black kids in slave contracts in the music business? Come get wit us you need help fixing ya situation #DC X #ROCNATION it’s literally stealing now we found something we can get rich off!” -Meek Mill’s Twitter