- Cassper Nyovest tweeted his opinions after Kanye West's tweets about Universal Music owning master recordings
- Cassper says he has always told up-and-coming artists to own their masters and hopes kids are listening
- Some Twitter fans clapped back, saying that the rapper was just trying to get attention off Kanye's tweets
Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to add his voice to the debate about artists owning their masters.
TimesLive reported how Cassper enthusiastically joined the online discussion and offered his thoughts since, as he has mentioned multiple times in the past that he is an artist who personally owns his masters.
Kanye West is credited with bringing the topic back into the public consciousness after his own Twitter rant regarding his contracts with Universal Music Group went live earlier in the week.
“This gone be a few SA rappers 10, 20 years from now. Fighting with majors to buy their masters back. After all the fame, the money, the glory, the radio number 1s! You will be left with nothing to show but plaques if you don't get your business right from the get-go.”
The Twitterverse was happy to acknowledge that Cassper was speaking sense but there were also some tweeps who said the star was trying to jump in only for publicity.
@SAHipHopReports: "Your problem is that you’re saying this to feed your ego. Kanye is saying it to awaken everybody."
@ItsBonkosi: "You like throwing shade, then you defend yourself."
@SirALEQ: "The problem is, be original, not repeat what Kanye said already. I'm sure all others concerned got his message."
Cassper was not going to take anything lying down, and quickly continued checking the haters. He mentioned that the reason people weren't acknowledging his advice was not because he wasn't right, but because people are interested in Kanye's fame.
Cassper's take seemed to be that others in the industry were taking note of the masters topic because Kanye was tweeting about it, despite Cassper himself having previously mentioned it. Refinery29 defines "masters" as referring to the "actual original recording" or a song or album
Regardless of the interactions online, Cassper expressed his hope that young people were hearing his message and taking it to heart.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Kanye West won't release music until he owns his masters.
Kanye expressed views on Twitter about being released from his contractual obligations to record labels Sony and Universal. The artist tweeted that he would not be releasing new music until his demands were met and he owned the master recordings of his songs.
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