Not long ago, XXL shared a bountiful crop of artist pitches, all vying to secure a spot in the upcoming 2019 Freshman class. With no shortage of visual content to sift through, it’s no wonder that No Jumper host Adam22 took a couple of hours to livestream his own reviewing process, offering up his signature brand of brutally honest commentary in the process.
Throughout the hour-plus stream, Adam examined pitches from Rico Nasty, Lil Wop, Asian Doll, Mir Fontane, Kodie Shane, Boogie, and more. Now, Adam has taken to Twitter to call out XXL over an ongoing copyright battle, which appears to have stemmed from this video.
“I’ve been in a copyright dispute with @XXL for 2 months over a 30 second clip in this hour long live stream,” writes Adam, sharing a link to his Freshman pitch evaluation. “It’s blatantly fair use. stop abusing the system.” While it’s unclear which thirty-seconds he’s referring to, Adam’s defiant tone suggests an innocence of any foul play. While it’s but one side of the story, XXL has yet to respond to Adam’s accusation, though it’s unlikely they wage such a war on a public forum like Twitter.