There’s always politics in hip hop, but what about hip hop in politics?
Rapper Killer Mike appeared on the “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert where he discussed modern day segregation and who he is endorsing for the 2016 presidential run.
Killer Mike on Bernie Sanders:
Dr. King in his last 2 years of life talked about a poor people’s campaign, organizing unions on behalf of poor workers, organizing against a war machine that was perpetuating violence in Vietnam; Bernie Sanders is the only politician who has consistently for 50 years taken that social justice platform into politics. Right now we have the opportunity to elect someone who is directly out of the philosophy of non violence. We have the opportunity to elect someone who cares about everyone and cares about lives that don’t look like his and we may not get this opportunity for another 20 years.
Within the last year Roc Nation has made some power moves. Between signing lyrical genius, rapper Fabolous and venturing into the sports management industry, many can say Jay Z’s label has been a success.
According to the lawsuit:
“As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives.”
“Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.”
A report in Us Weekly states that Ora feels Roc Nation isn’t taking care of their artists because the company is too busy dipping into sports management. The lawsuit also stated that Ora felt “orphaned” by the “diminished” label.
Allegedly the “How We Do” singer has been self-funding her projects; paying for her own videos, TV appearances and recording costs.
Rita Ora is filing under California’s “seven-year rule.” This is a section under the labor law in which a court cannot enforce a contract after seven years of signing to a label.
California’s “seven-year rule” may work in Ora’s favor. She signed with Roc Nation in 2008, reaching the seven-year mark. According to Rolling Stone when this type if lawsuit is filed it usually leads to renegotiation or a settlement.
Do you think Roc Nation has abandoned Rita Ora? Does she have a right to sue for