The agenda against Ramz?
Okay so we all know that Twitter can be a very mad place, it’s pure entertainment but sometimes Twitter can take things a bit too far. Over the last couple of weeks a lot of the discussions on Twitter have been about Black creatives; Crepes and Cones have been tweeted about loads and whether or not constructive criticism should be given. Apparently some people believe that if the business owners or creatives are black then they shouldn’t get any criticism - I get the premise of the idea but that’s not the case. Black creatives/businesses definitely need support (especially from the black community) however they shouldn't just get support because they’re black, the support is earned when the creativity or business is good and deserves it. If it has its flaws and faults then criticisms is what is deserves.
Now going on to Ramz, when he released Barking there’s was a lot of mixed reception to it. Some people like it, some people couldn’t stand it all and didn’t wanna hear it - and these opinions are fair, music is very individual and therefore not everyone will like the same thing. People started getting at him saying how can someone make such a shit song (other people’s words not my own) and although to me that’s rude, people are entitled to this opinion. What I found wrong with this though is that as soon as one person on twitter said this everyone then jumped on this bandwagon on getting at him for this song. When the wireless lineup was announced, Ramz name was there but people where taking the mick instead of praising him for achieving something so big. Wireless is a big deal, majority of the people I know are going to Wireless, it's such a massive event and Ramz is a part of that, that's amazing. Twitter seems to be dragging him down instead of lifting him up.
I don't think people think about how damaging that can be for someone, for loads of people dragging you down on the one thing you're passionate about and have turned into a career. Being a creative isn't easy at all, people's opinions will always matter because they can be the driving force to continue going. But people don't see this, people just jump on a bandwagon on social media and create agenda's against people. There is definitely an agenda against Ramz, he had technical difficulties at a live performance and it was SO clear that it was a technical difficulty but people were having a go at him? I was baffled. How can you be having a go at him when what happened was beyond his control and wasn't his fault?
When someone takes their live, Twitter is quick to talk about treating others nicely because you don't know how it effects them but it's like this part of twitter, the ones that jump on the bandwagon, only notice this when the person is dead, it's like they don't realise the lead up to damaging someone's mental health. Now I'm not saying Ramz' mental health is damaged, I don't know the man, but I have a feeling that now and then he is probably discouraged from doing what he does because of this agenda against him. The man can't do anything without people on twitter get at him. And the worst part is that these people are just sheep, they're following a crowd, I'm not sure why you would want to follow such a pathetic crowd and make people feel like shit, but that's what people are doing. I'm not sure if this agenda has come about because people are jealous or what but look at the great things that Ramz has accomplished - Barking has been in the Top 10 for 8 weeks - give credit where it is due because the creative industry is a difficult one but he has done great things. Stop getting at the man for no reason, if you're mad that he's got all this from a not so great song then stop being lazy and work on what you're passionate about, maybe you can achieve the same level of greatness as well.
- Nell x