Scoop On The Rap Lyf Drama: “I Think For A Long Time We’ve Just Always Blamed The Stronger And More Financially Viable Parties”. If one had to have a conversation around who the shifters of SA Hip Hop culture are, Scoop Makathini would definitely be apart of the conversation. Even though he’s not a rapper he has had a massive impact on SA Hip Hop culture and continues to be an inspiration for young artists like himself.
On the latest episode of the POPcast, Scoop and Ms Cosmo hosted Radio DJ, Fif Laa to speak about a number of topics that have been happening recently including Kwesta’s new album g.o.d Guluva, Prince Kaybee and the big drama between Makwa, Kwesta, and Nota with regards to royalties.
Ms Cosmo, Fif Laa and Scoop all spoke about their own interpretation of what happened in the drama. Scoop mentioned that sometime artists need to take responsibility and accountability about their situations because sometimes people are unsure of how to interpret what people say on social media and it’s difficult to tell who’s telling the truth.
“The narrative has always been that, the people that make the music don’t get the money, or the artist when it comes to a label the label is always at fault when it comes to an artist. Sometimes maybe we’re the problem you know what I mean, we also mustn’t.. I don’t wanna… I think for a long time we’ve also just blamed the stronger and more financially viable parties even sometimes when they’re not at fault it’s just a narrative that’s easy to follow.“
“And that has caused amajita to not get their things together because they know that if it all breaks down that at the end of the day all I have to do is scream label or scream this person and people will believe me. Therefore I can cover my wrongdoing or cover ignorance or cover my movement in a way that wasn’t wise in the situation.” Scoop said.