Flying Lotus’ recent remarks about the plight of producers inspired the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League to speak on the matter. It is unclear which member of the League did the tweeting, but Rook, Colione or Bart specifically called out Chance the Rapper for not paying producers.
“@flyinglotus is right,” J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League wrote. “Y u think we aint been working with ur favorite rappers lately? I doubt that @chancetherapper even pays producers.”
When other notable producers like Nascent and Jake One responded to the tweet, the J.U.S.T.I.C.E.
League made it clear that they never got paid for their work with Chance the Rapper .
“Good to hear, we still waiting,” a response to Nascent reads. “idk if u did or not. Hopefully lol. But
I know on OUR end what happened,” the League wrote in a tweet directed at Jake One.
The airing out of Chance the Rapper was not the only thing on the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League’s agenda. The League account spoke about the problems for producers in the modern music industry.
“I’m thankful we came up when the industry and artist still respected producers and our fees,” the League wrote. “I feel really bad for the new guys. Recently high level execs @ major labels say, they love us and we’re one of the best ever, but they’re scared of us because of our fees. if u do favors & cut our rate, labels dont even want to give you all your producer points on a contract! Lol they nothing but bloodsuckers.”
The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League also spoke about the enduring racism that exists within the music business.
“On top of the fuckery, the music industry is probably THE MOST RACIST business ever,” the League continued. “Black music is in turmoil financially & creatively. see it with my own eyes in the offices everyday. White artists get trips to Monaco, black artist get bottles of Hennessy and weed. The worst perpetrators of racism in the industry, treating us like shit is our own people!!! Its like they secret agents of white supremacy!”
The extended tirade ended with a shot at a streaming service which allegedly has not paid any royalties. The company was not named but Spotify and Apple Music were notably excluded from the speculation.
“I ain’t no whistle blower, but I know for a FACT, ONE streaming service hasn’t paid out ANY royalties. It ain’t Spotify or Apple Music,” the producer wrote. “For the record, there are a shit ton of streaming companies….don’t put words in my mouth.”
Source – XXL