A-Reece: The industry is designed to lead artists into debt
You won't believe who added their 2 cents
Rapper A-Reece sparked a massive debate on fame and money on social media this week when he questioned why the industry was intent on keeping artists broke.
The star had obviously been watching the rise and fall of so many muso's before him, some of which died broke or are now living in poverty.
Taking to Twitter he addressed the problems of fame and fortune in the industry.
Why’s the industry designed to keep the artist in debt ?— A-REECE. (@reece_youngking) December 12, 2018
His comments nearly shut down the internet, garnering over a thousand comments.
Some of the possible reasons for the demise of artists included, not knowing how to look after money, the need to show off and poor pay.
Several celebs weighed in on the debate, adding their two cents.
There is supposed to be bad blood between A-Reece and Saudi, with their crews rivals. But Saudi stepped onto his former label mate's social media page to share his thoughts on the discussion. He even went as far as to suggest artists unionise.
Cuz u hv ALL da power bt if we financially frustrate u we can control u. Lloyd Price (Look em up) told Don King he must b bigger dan da fighters in boxing (ju lyk da labels was bigger dan artists in da 60’s) in order 4 him 2 hv ALL da power & da💰. If we unionize t’s ovr 4 dem. https://t.co/goaZYHABRI— T H E S O U T H M A N (@Saudi_rsa) December 12, 2018
I can talk brazy all day bwt facx, scr8 facx but me vindicating myslf bwt facx is only gon’ serve as a fracture 2 anada black kid who’s doin amazing tings in our field. I Ju want a few R2s 4 a crib 4 abakwa Mbishe & 2 empower my neighbours & niggas in it cuz WE ain’t got no hope.— T H E S O U T H M A N (@Saudi_rsa) December 12, 2018
The entertainer believes the real problem is trying to keep up with a flashy lifestyle.
The comedian said it was just the way of life in a capitalist society.
The comedian and TV host said that insurance was also a problem.
The award-winning director suggested going back to the basics of humility and saving.