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Riky Rick: Free Young Black Artistes From Exploitative Record Deals

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South African rapper Riky Rick speaks out against the exploitation of black musicians by Record Labels.

This past Tuesday, which was dubbed Black Out Tuesday, we witnessed a lot of celebrities, entertainment-related businesses and regular individuals post black squares on their social media pages in wake of the death of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd.

The main aim for this initiative was to engulf social media platforms with black squares so that people could get off social media to educate themselves on the Black Lives Matter movement.

George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the USA during an arrest. A White-American policeman, Derek Chauvin, kept his knee on the side of George’s neck for nine minutes straight until he was motionless – he was cuffed and lying face down.

Celebrated South African entertainment icons supported the initiative. One of the celebrities who has been very vocal about fighting black opression is rapper and Cotton Fest founder Riky Rick.

Yesterday morning, Riky Rick posted on Twitter asking record companies, more especially those that took part in Black Out Tuesday, to free young black artists from slave contracts.

RECORD COMPANIES THAT DID ‘BLACKOUTTUESDAY’. WILL YOU PLEASE FREE THE YOUNG BLACK ARTISTS THAT ARE FIGHTING TO BE RELEASED FROM EXPLOITATIVE SLAVE CONTRACTS???

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In recent times, South African artistes have voiced about unfair deals and treatment from record labels. Emtee, Saudi, and Sjava are a few of the artistes who have complained about their record labels treating them unfairly. Since Emtee’s departure from Ambitiouz Entertainment, the rapper has been in and out of court trying to get reparations.

Watch Riky Rick’s “I Can’t Believe It (Macoins)” below:

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