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DJ Semtex is an English DJ, author, radio DJ and presenter of Spotify's Who We Be podcast. Between 2002 and 2018, he was presenter for BBC Radio 1Xtra's weekly hip-hop show.

Drake and Ariana Grande (label the term "urban"

Jun 8,2020 12:14 pm

Republic Records represents artists such as Drake, Ariana Grande , Taylor Swift and The Weeknd

Republic Records , one of The Most powerful record companies in the United States, will cease to describe The Word "urban", The Music of black origin.

The Company says the home of Drake and Ariana Grande , will no longer use the term to describe "departments, employees, titles, and Music genres".

"We call on the rest of the Music Industry to follow," it added.

The term is often. as a generalization that marginalizes The Music of black artists

"'Urban' is a lazy, inaccurate generalization of several culturally rich art forms," radio presenter Dj Semtex magazine Music business said in the United Kingdom in the year 2018.

"I despise The Word ," he added. "I know artists, the hip-hop, grime or rap. I don't know who is doing urban Music .

"don't hold The connotation of The Word to a positive weight," says a senior Vice President at Kobalt Music , in an interview with Billboard, in the year 2018.

"It is a downgrading of R& B, soul and hip-hop incredible influence on The Music . "

The term goes Back To the mid-1970s, as the black New York Radio Dj Frankie Crocker coined the phrase "urban contemporary" is covered as a label for the eclectic mix of songs he Played - everything from James Brown Doris Day .

At The Time , created the label carry negative connotations but, after he shortened to "urban" it started as a catch-all for The Music of black musicians - effectively lumping in a category, regardless of genre.

Republic Records reflected the growing unease around the notion in a statement announcing that it would remove The Word from his Company 's vocabulary

"'Urban' is rooted in the historical development of concepts, the attempts to define Black Music ," it said.

"How much of our history, the original connotation of the term urban was not as negative. However, over time, the meaning and the connotations of "urban" have shifted and it developed into a generalization of Black People in many areas of the Music Industry , including the employees and The Music of black artists.

"While this amendment does not and will not affect our staff structurally, it will remove the use of this antiquated term.

"We call on the rest of The Music to examine the industry, re-tighten, since it is important to make The Future what we Want It to look, how to keep to the outdated structures of The Past . "

'Important step'

The label, whose roster also includes The Weeknd , Nicki Minaj , Post Malone and Taylor Swift , also announced the formation of a "community of action" to address issues of social justice.

Management-Company -milk & honey, whose songwriters have contributed to the hits of Drake & Rick Ross , The Chainsmokers , Dua Lipa , and Selena Gomez also explained that it would "formally, the concept of "urban clearing" in our Company ".

In a statement published to Social Media , it said: "We are using the term, as we believe it is an important Step Forward , and an outdated word that has No Place in 2020. "

The step comes in The Wake of widespread protests in the United States and great Britain on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Two Weeks ago,

A white Police Officer he was filmed knelt on Mr-Floyd-neck for nearly nine minutes, while the 46-year-old repeated several times, "I can't breathe". Later, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

His death to demand you hundreds of thousands on The Streets are prompted for racial justice.

The Music Industry is responding by speeding up the stopping of the work for A Day in the last week with Universal Music - Republic Records ' parent Company - The Creation of a "Task Force " our efforts in areas such as Integration and social justice".

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But others have said, the industry needs to be wide systemic change but rather as a "window dressing".

"Why is it that Black Music generates millions and millions of dollars per year, and none of The Company , a meaningful number of employees of color, let alone in the Executive Suite ?", senior Music Industry asked attorney Ronald E. Sweeney in one.

Sweeney, who has represented the likes of James Brown , P Diddy, Public Enemy , pulled out a 12-point plan to address what he called "The Elephant in The Room ", including equal pay and The Creation of a three-year program for the training of people from minority groups for leadership positions.

"[This] is what looks useful, and real change," he wrote. "So, let's see what they do. "

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