Philadelphia rapper PNB Rock is letting his emotions loose. The hip-hop entertainer has come forward to speak on older generations not doing enough to push for equality and an end to racism.
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Rock went to his social media pages this week and didn’t hold back. PNB shared his personal issues with not enough change happening from entertainers before him.
“F*CK ALLAT MR. NICE GUY PEACEFUL SH*T ITS TIME TO REALLY ORGANIZE, STRATEGIZE, AND MAKE SH*T HAPPEN !!! WHERE ARE ARE LEADERS OF THIS GENERATION 👀 I’LL DIE FOR THE CAUSE” -PNB Rock’s Instagram
“UNFOLLOW ME IF YOU DONT FEEL WHERE IM COMIN FROM BECAUSE IDGAF I DONT NEED YOU ANYWAY THIS SH*T MAKE ME WANNA KILL AND IF YOU DINT FEEL THE SAME WE AINT THE SAME F*CK IT”
Heading into the weekend, Republic Records broke massive news across its social media pages. It vowed to make a much-needed change to its terminology after years of having hip-hop music categorized as ‘urban’ entertainment.
“Effective immediately, Republic Records will remove ‘URBAN’ from our verbiage in describing departments, employee titles and music genres. We encourage the rest of the music industry to follow suit as it is important to shape the future of what we want it to look like, and not adhere to the outdated structures of the past.” -Republic Records’ Twitter
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Over the years, the urban category has typically grouped black music into one oversimplified and low-key controversial category.
The label that’s home to Ariana Grande and The Weeknd said of axing the term used for hip-hop and R&B acts, “ ‘Urban’ is rooted in the historical evolution of terms that sought to define Black music,” but “over time the meaning and connotations of ‘urban’ have shifted and it developed into a generalization of Black people in many sectors of the music industry, including employees and music by Black artists.” The term was coined by DJ Frankie Crocker in the ’70s. (Page Six)
Before You Go
Sony Music Group is also making big changes. This week, the iconic label announced a multi-million dollar fund aimed at ending racism and helping support social injustice causes.