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Chance The Rapper apologises for ‘satirising’ Dr Dre’s Aftermath label

By | Published on Friday 23 June 2017

Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper has apologised to Dr Dre for mocking his Aftermath record label in the stage set for his current ‘Be Encouraged’ tour.

As part of the production, the rapper, who has famously never signed a record deal, mocked various labels by reworking their logos with new names. Sony became Phony, Def Jam became Don’t Join and Aftermath became Can’t Do Math. But now Chance feels bad about mocking Dre’s label, and about the whole thing in general.

“I want to formally apologise to Dr Dre, and all of Aftermath, for publicly disrespecting their hard work and contributions to music”, he said on Twitter yesterday. “When I went on the ‘Be Encouraged’ tour I made LED content to satirise and degrade major labels. I made the mistake of including imprints, which not only dulled my overall point of trying to uplift artists but also singled out artist-owned ventures that have only worked to progress the culture”.

He continued: “Dre is a premiere example of creating space for wealth and ownership in an industry designed for creatives to be the foot soldiers. His work with Beats, Compton Schools and artists like Kendrick [Lamar], Game, Eminem, [Anderson] .Paak, 50 [Cent], NWA and others is unmatched and how I inspire to be. I set out to empower and I completely missed the ball and I know that now. Once again, sorry to Dre, all the artists/producers at Aftermath and all the other folk trying to make a difference in music that I belittled”.

So that’s nice of him, isn’t it? By the way, I hate you all and I’m not sorry.