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Capitol Records Severs Ties With Virtual Rapper FN Meka

Written by on August 23, 2022

Capitol Records Severs Ties With Virtual Rapper FN Meka

 

It is unfortunate news for fans of virtual rap. Capitol Records has broken its deal with the virtual rapper, FN Meka. The label’s website has taken down his artist page and the original press release announcing his signing. This move has spawned several theories regarding the fate of the rapper. Let’s take a look at some of them. First, what does this mean for Meka?

A group called Industry Blackout called FN Meka an offensive cartoon because of his use of slurs and appropriation of black artists’ mannerisms. Other celebrities, such as The Game, criticized Capitol Records for signing the virtual rapper. However, Capitol Music Group apologized for the decision. The move demonstrates that the label reacted poorly to critics, and has since dropped FN Meka from its roster.

The label’s decision to cut ties with the AI artist follows criticism of the rapper’s use of the N-word in his lyrics. Meka has attracted tens of millions of followers on TikTok. It was the first major recording deal for a virtual artist. In his recent single, “Florida Water,” he collaborated with gaming influencer Cody “Clix” Conrod.

The move comes after a string of controversies over the AI rapper’s lack of talent. While Capitol has a strong track record with other virtual influencers, FN Meka’s image has led to criticism of the label. Some critics point out that Capitol Records’ decision to sign the AI rapper had a negative impact on the music industry’s perception of black artists.

Factory New, a virtual record label, is not a good fit for Capitol Records, which is why announcing the separation was a major step backward for the company. FN Meka, a virtual reality rapper, is famous on TikTok and is often pictured getting knocked down by police officers. While FN Meka is created by Factory New, its lyrics are produced by artificial intelligence.


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