Flex Rabanyane paid almost R10k for payola & it still didn't bear any fruit
In another episode of stranger things have happened in Mzansi hip-hop, Vuzu Hustle turned independent rapper Flex Rabanyane snitched on himself about having paid payola at an unnamed radio station to get his music played.
Flex took to Twitter to snitch on his behind the scenes activities because, after allegedly paying R9, 800 the payola proved futile, and the guy who received the near R10k incentive conveniently forgot to playlist his song.
So Flex had a very important question to ask on the Twitter streets...
Would I be wrong if I post about the guy who works at Metro FM who took R9,800 from me to playlist my song ? 🤔— Bass Reeves (@FlexRabanyan) December 11, 2018
😂 i mean the song never played, so I cant be wrong ...
When it dawned on him that Twitter might not be the right place to air his dirty laundry or expect useful advice, he began to think out loud about his options and their consequences.
If I mention this person's name, a HOST OFartists will stop being played at Metrola FM when this person loses their job.— Bass Reeves (@FlexRabanyan) December 12, 2018
Naturally all these other artists will jump up and protect him/her.
If I mention, he gets investigated, he is found guilty then he flies!
As Flex was busy interacting with fans about his options, Reason called him out. The Azania rapper questioned whether or not Flex would cry wolf if his payola had paid off.
He concluded by saying that he's concerned about Flex.
Well, Flex wasn't bout to hear anything from Reason.
His main reason was that Reason doesn't have hit songs.
He also went on to imply that Reason had no impact, no true followers and that his "pseudo intellectual forced English raps" are forced.
Guys, please hit me with hit songs from Reason. Really guys come on what is even Top7??— Bass Reeves (@FlexRabanyan) December 12, 2018
I dont know. Let me just.. wow.
Whose favourite rapper are you ???
Whats your impact?
The pseudo intellectual forced English raps?
Please @ReasonHD sit . Let better people talk.
And as the episode got stranger and stranger, Flex implied that everyone who was against him speaking out (read: snitching on himself) were complicit to the current status quo.
He also suggested that people that are "relationshipping" with people at radio stations may also have an unfair advantage...
Read the rest of his rant below.
People who are complicit in certain things don't want people to speak because it could unravel a long chain.— Bass Reeves (@FlexRabanyan) December 12, 2018
'you shouldnt have done that' doesnt count, Ive done it, now ask yourself why these people are jumping up so quickly.
I'm seeing people who never helped me achieve anything in my mentions talking about "You should stop."— Bass Reeves (@FlexRabanyan) December 12, 2018
Freedom of speecg bangani, hop off my BBC.