During his recent appearance on the I Am Athlete podcast, Jadakiss joined Brandon Marshall, Adam “Pacman” Jones, Omar Kelly, and Ashley Nicole Moss in discussing the issue of violent lyrics in rap music and whether or not labels should be held responsible for promoting them.
Jadakiss expressed his belief that record labels are profiting off of nonsensical music, and that they should be held accountable for promoting violent content.
He went on to say that this trend began with the drill scene, in which artists would record songs about their real-life experiences committing violent acts. Jadakiss argued that this practice should have been stopped from the start, but that no one has held the labels accountable for promoting such content.
He also revealed that some labels have taken out life insurance policies on young artists, gambling on them to do something reckless that would generate profit after their deaths.
Other podcast guests were surprised by this revelation, but Jadakiss stated that this practice has been going on for some time and is becoming increasingly problematic.
Check out the conversation below.