Sean “Diddy” Combs has delivered a message forewarning the lack of Hip Hop tradition if extra possession by those who constructed it aren’t put in place.
He used a clip of a bunch of white youngsters sitting atop a parked automotive, emulating a rap music video with wads of money and parroting dance strikes usually seen in those self same visuals to St. Louis rapper AMR Dee Huncho’s 2017 lower “Body Bags & Bricks.”
“Our tradition is a worldwide useful resource,” Diddy captions underneath the clip on Instagram. “Let’s not play ourselves and get up someday and never personal our personal tradition. Tighten up in your contracts, tighten up in your offers. Demand possession. Demand fairness. Protect your tradition. IT’S FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY BUT FOR US TO OWN!”
As historical past has proven, music genres akin to rock and jazz have been co-opted by white Americans previously and Diddy is encouraging for black Americans to not let that occur with Hip Hop by demanding possession and fairness.
Hip Hop is presently the #1 listened to style on the planet and its affect on cultures throughout the globe can’t be denied. However, it’s the creators of the music, model of costume, slang and dance that get the brief stick in terms of receiving the correct credit score and compensation deserved. Historically, it’s been older, White male executives who revenue off the tradition and who then resell it again to the tradition’s creators at a premium worth.
Though some really feel as if it is a memorandum to exclude non-Black folks from Hip Hop, Diddy, who champions the considered Black Excellence, simply needs his folks to get their fair proportion of the pie via possession.
The Hip Hop pioneer and mogul isn’t one to simply discuss, he’s proven via motion that he means what he says. He’s the founding father of minority-owned REVOLT TV, based Harlem’s Capital Preparatory School and just lately pledged $1 million for Capital Prep’s Bronx website.