Last year, we had Emcee N.I.C.E. on Community During Chaos to talk about how 2020 affected his life. During the conversation, N.I.C.E. briefly dove into how he believes politics in the music industry will help end colorism in music.
N.I.C.E. is an advocate member for the music award organization, meaning he speaks to the United States Congress “on behalf of music.” As of late, he has been speaking on issues of colorism in the music industry to push for improvements.
“The changes that happen in music happens on the political side, which is the Grammys and the Doves and hierarchy of all that. That is how you make a complete change.”
The emcee isn’t the only connection hip-hop has in music politics. Paul Wall is a member of the Grammies, N.I.C.E. explained. From Hip-Hop in general, Hip-Hop legend Bun B is now vice president of the Texas Grammy Chapter.
There are record labels repping black lives matter, but whether they are authentic in their support differs for each label, said the emcee.
“I do know that, if you got an outspoken artist, you’re are going to get behind that artist because you’re making money.”