Roc Nation Afrobeats artiste, Young Paris has blasted Mr Eazi for his inability to differentiate between Afrobeat and Afrobeats. The US musician in a quick Instagram post said Mr Eazi was ‘wilding’ and saying a lot of crap.
Young Paris who has collaborated with Mavin Records artistes Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks claims there is a big difference between Afrobeat and Afrobeats and that difference is very important for the culture.
He said Afrobeat should only be referred to as music made by the genre pioneer Fela, which still remains as his legacy. While Afrobeats is any music done by any contemporary African artistes, which has sub-genres like, Afro-house, Afropop, Afrofusion, Afrotrap etc.
“Stop calling this shit AFROBEAT it’s AFROBEATS!. All Afropop, Afrohouse, Afrotrap, Afrofusion etc. are all sub categories of “AFROBEATS”. Also get wit the program @spotify @itunes @tidal @pandora @soundcloud @deezer // #ALWAYSFORTHECULTURE #AFROBEATS #KINGPARIS #emo#8J+Pvw==##” He said.