Carnage is a very polarizing figure in the dance music community. He first gained popularity by publishing his trap festival remix and some collaborations with Borgore. He is one of the artists who truly has a love for his enemies.
Recently, Carnage was signed on Razer Music which describes itself as “the ultimate resource for the creation and performance of digital music.” The Razer Music Portal works with producers and creators, providing an easy-to-use place to share content, trade secrets, and advice on digital music production and performance.
Carnage’s first video with Razer was an “808 tutorial” that just created a fountain of memes, and for the most part wasn’t taken very seriously… at all.
After receiving hateful tweets, Carnage took to Twitter to defend herself or to once again say “I really don’t care what you say.” Someone called him about using a pirated version of Sylenth… and Sylenth answered. Seriously.
Less than a week later, all evidence of Razer Music membership was quickly removed Razer’s social media and website pages without a public statement from Razer or Carnage. Billboard was eventually able to get a statement from Carnage regarding the whole fiasco, where he claims Razer gave him the laptop with the pirated version of Sylenth1 and they pretended not to say anything on behalf of Carnage.
I wanted to write this to set the record straight on Razer.
A few months ago, Razer told me about a partnership opportunity that allowed me to participate in my now infamous “Tutorial 808”. My first album, Papi Gordo is out this Friday (October 30), so I thought it was a great collaboration. Beforehand, they provided me with a laptop and software and I agreed to prepare the laptop with everything needed for the day of the tutorial.
Fast forward to this day… I had just returned from a busy weekend of shows and to be honest I had completely neglected to configure the laptop with the sessions I intended to use , as well as the necessary plugins. Needless to say, I was not fully prepared for the session. For this, I will take full responsibility
Before arriving at the studio, however, my management told the Razer team that I wasn’t exactly prepared but would still be there as planned and basically sort through something simple on the fly. The production company doing the shoot sent my manager an email confirming that they have a computer loaded with software on site (see the email screenshot below). When I got to the studio we discussed trying to quickly set up the laptop Razer initially sent me, but it took a long time and there was an issue with the Wi-Fi in the studio, so I could not configure the laptop correctly. And this is where the story begins
In order to get through the tutorial without taking forever, one of the production team handed me a laptop fully loaded with software. THIS LAPTOP, WHICH WASN’T MY LAPTOP, BUT PROVIDED DIRECTLY BY THE VIDEO PRODUCTION TEAM is what was used in the tutorial. From the USB I loaded my project files onto the laptop they gave me and my goal at the moment was just to go through the tutorial. I didn’t care that the computer they gave me had cracked software!
The tutorial comes out and of course everyone has something to say. People criticize everything from my production techniques to the way I speak. This is something that I have grown used to over the past couple of years. It comes with the territory. Fine, I’ll take it.
Then out of nowhere comes the mention of me using a cracked version of Sylenth1.
For once, I actually decide to shut up. I know this to be true, so before I say anything in public to disrespect Razer, I reach out to them and ask them to issue a statement doing it right. They knew what had happened and they decided to do nothing.
Prior to that, we had both discussed the negativity surrounding the tutorial and agreed that for the sake of both of our brands, it would be better if the tutorial was removed. This decision was made together. It was mutual… just to set the record straight.
At this point, I think I have done my best to approach this situation in the most diplomatic way. If Razer is unwilling to resolve the issue precisely, I have no choice but to stand up for myself. I haven’t gotten to this place in my career by stepping back from anyone and I’m definitely not going to start now. The truth is the truth. I would gladly invite anyone from Razer or the production team on set to answer or challenge all of this.
– PAPI GORDO
Ouch. We’ll see how it plays out and if it affects the press when releasing his debut album for Papi Gordo which should fall on October 30.
Source : Billboard
Carnage issues statement after being ditched by Razer Music