Powerful Hip-Hop record executive and label owner, J Prince of the legendary Hip-Hop record label, Rap-A-Lot Records has put out a call to arms to some powerful Black artists. After the Recording Academy canceled the performance of Kanye West at the Grammys after being suspended by Instagram for 24 hours, Prince is calling for Drake, Ye, The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj to boycott the upcoming ceremony.
Prince posted on his social media accounts for those artists to skip the Grammy Awards this year and instead, do a show that they all can perform at in Las Vegas. He proposes doing the show at the same exact time as the awards show is airing.
In a post titled “HIP HOP VS. THE GRAMMY’S” on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, the executive who helped end the Kanye West/Drake beef goes into detail about why these artists should consider performing at the same time as the Grammys presentation.
“I’ve been watching the Grammys control and dictate our culture to their benefit up close and personal for the past 30 years. And all the artists, managers and executives would do is complain, but never have the nuts to come together to do anything about it. Even though the latest episode deals with Trevor Noah and the cancelling of @kanyewest, this racist act is so much bigger than them.”
He then goes into the master/slave mentality that the Recording Academy incorporates when it comes to dealing with Black artists. Explaining the basis of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution where slavery was abolished yet “everyone in the prison system and those that are out of prison that have been convicted of a crime are considered slaves in the United States.”
He goes on to state, “This is a ‘slave master punish a niggah mentality and act’ to remind us that no matter how much money we have, we are still niggahs in their eyes. So they cancelled Kanye and discriminated against Drake, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and many others over the years. This will only be broken by us uniting our powers to bring about change moving forward.”
Prince goes on to say that he recommends that Drake, Ye, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, and other artists get together in Las Vegas and perform at the same time as the Grammys. He proposes it airs on a special network and streaming platform to prove that “ratings will change” when they see that the #1 selling genre in the music – HIP HOP – “comes together because there’s power in numbers.”
HIP HOP VS. THE GRAMMY’S
I’ve been watching the Grammys control and dictate our culture to their benefit up close and personal for the past 30 years that I’ve been in the music business.
— J Prince (@jprincerespect) March 21, 2022