"i did not write this for you, so how can you critique" is a weak shield for any artist's fragile ego. i'm sure maassai & those involved in this work didn't lose it over Pitchfork-so-white's critique: (https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/maassai-with-the-shifts/)
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if an artist is only composing for an exclusive group of ppl, she should stop putting her work on public platforms or asking for money frm all ppl to enjoy live stream performances. Jeremy Leaming