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          “Yet you participate in the industry. Curious!”

          I’m not a big fan of Kendrick’s music but…it’s not really ironic. He’s calling out a very specific part of the industry that’s bad (the protection of artists by labels/other artists). He’s right - it’s insane that Drake is pushed so hard when he’s been a known groomer for YEARS.

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          Think he means the music industry, like record labels, and not The Industry or capitalism as a whole. Amazon isn’t a significant player in the music industry, at least not in context of the post. The music industry is somewhat known to protect its artists even if they are sex predators. Kendrick is alleging that Drake is a pedophile enjoying the protection of said industry. He’s not rebelling against Amazon or crowds.

          I feel like Lemmy users are more prone to making things about The System when, often, it wasn’t about that to begin with. Also you left the share tracking in your link

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            Also, you can definitely criticize something whilst participating in it, even if you have a choice to abstain. Like I don’t have to eat spicy burritos, but when I do, I’m going to still complain that they haven’t made antacid suppositories. You can ask for a better life.

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          Eh.

          Kendrick is on that level everyone in “the industry” is just happy whenever he releases/performs anything. But he’s not like Drake or Taylor Swift where they’re only trying to make as much money as possible.

          Like, what do you want him to do? Perform solely on street corners?

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          I know, right? Most popular artists nowadays will just take money from anyone and then will say corny shit like “I’m a rebel” or something along those lines. No self reflection.

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            Well, if anyone knows how fucked up and vampiric the industry is, its people engaging with it.

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          that “ironical” situation has more influence on the world than a punk band refusing all collaboration and saying “fuck the industry” to 10 people in some shitty bar

          to create may be to resist, like somebody wrote once, but what happens to that sparkle of a resistance when the song is promoted by a monster like Amazon or when Trump dances to that song at one of his rallies

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            Everyone has forgotten it ten minutes later. That time you partied with a punk band is a memory that sticks with you. It’s not all about reach, it’s about connection.

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              you’re not going to “fuck the industry” with “a memory that sticks with you”

              and that punk memory too will be forgotten sooner or later

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                If there’s depth to your work, and you’re true to the ideals you espouse, then people will respect you and connect with that. Maybe on a smaller scale, but to a greater degree, and for longer.

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                  greater degree? how do you measure that?

                  longer? pop songs with no ideals seem to stand the test of time.

                  i don’t know why it’s so important for you to believe these statements 🤷

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      Others have given the rap beef context, but nobody has mentioned why a blood would have been on stage or why that was significant. At the end of the concert, Kendrick got a bunch of people from a bunch of LA gangs on stage and made a big show of unity.

      TMZ article - mainly as a source, the article itself isn’t fantastic

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      The only thing I heard recently is about a Toronto-born artist Drake being accused in a song by Kendrick Lamar of being a pedo. Might be that?