The interviewer questioned the response. Jamar explained why. Soros is a Hungarian-American billionaire who has been the subject of some conspiracy theories surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. Some claim Soros is responsible for funding protests around the country, which broke out in May and June after the killing of George Floyd. The rumors, which have not been proven to hold any weight, say that Soros has backed the protests with money by hiring protesters and providing weapons, like bricks, for protesters to throw through windows, WUSA 9 explained on June The invocation of Soros is actually a conservative-sparked conspiracy theory, which has resulted in advertisements asking for investigations into his involvement in the Black Lives Matter protests. There are even some people who claim Soros and police were working together to kill Floyd, absolutely none of which has a basis in reality. But just because there's no apparent truth to these rumors that doesn't mean they're not widespread. Soros' name grew from 20, to , mentions on Twitter per day in June alone.
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The Instagram account belonged to Lord Jamar, who is forty-five years old and a member of the group Brand Nubian, which peaked more than twenty years ago but continues to command respect among fans of nineties-era underground rap. As a solo artist, Lord Jamar had struggled: after putting out one album, in , he tried to fund a follow-up on Kickstarter , in , but raised less than a quarter of his ten-thousand-dollar goal. The track did its job. Suddenly he was being asked to sit for interviews and expound on everything he believed was wrong with modern rap—not just the fashion stuff but the general softening of the culture, as well as the infiltration of the genre by white artists. While established artists like Drake and Kanye join younger up-and-comers like Chance the Rapper, Chief Keef, and Young Thug in pushing the boundaries of what hip-hop can sound like and rejecting old ideas about how rappers should be expected to act, Lord Jamar has become a spokesman for frustrated fans who long for more straightforward times. Asked whether he has any sympathy for artists who are driven to chart their own path instead of following their predecessors, Jamar responded with ambivalence.
Lorenzo Dechalus [ citation needed ] born September 17, , known professionally as Lord Jamar , is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, actor and podcaster. He is a founding member of hip hop group Brand Nubian , which formed in Jamar was introduced as a DJ to Grand Puba , [ when? Brand Nubian's debut studio album, One for All , was released in It received the coveted " five mic " rating from The Source magazine, and is regarded as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.