Daniel Caesar’s album ‘Case Study 01’ is in trouble.
Bad news for a brilliant singer/songwriter below…
Caesar was riding high on a wave of positive press and impeccable reviews following the release of his album ‘Freudian‘ which scored several Top 20 positions on album charts across the globe.
12/20/2018 and it’s still impossible to find a better album than Freudian – Daniel Caesar
— Carmine Farinaro (@fmeniello) December 20, 2018
Unfortunately, on March 19th 2019, he made the decision to make a video condemning black people for criticising his friend YesJulz for her supposed use and abuse of African-American culture for financial and social gain, and the inaccurate remarks she made about the community’s relationship with crime.
He went on to apologise…
I was talking down to you guys. I apologize for how I expressed my idea, [t]here was no one there to challenge my ideas. That’s also dangerous. That’s why it’s tyrannical… that is where I went wrong. I believe in what I said. A real man can admit when he’s wrong. I can admit when I’m wrong.
Too little, too late? It seems so.
For, it appears that his efforts to protect Julz may to blame for the distressing sales ‘Case’ will be forced to face this week.
How so? It’s set to sell under 3,000 copies.
Y’all remember when Daniel Caesar said that we (black people) needed to be nicer to white people and maybe they wouldn’t be so racist. And then went on to say that he didn’t care if black people bought his music?! Y’all be quick to forget but i didn’t. He’s CANCELLED
— shawna (@shawnabeeezy) June 28, 2019
The project is expected to move between 1 and 2,000 pure copies and between 24 to 27,000 units when streams are thrown into his sales mix and spend its opening week at #11, ten spots below Chris Brown’s ‘Indigo’ and four spots below Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ which was released on April 3rd.
I really don’t understand how this Daniel Caesar album ain’t being talked about more bcuz this shit is absolutely incredible… I really REALLY don’t want to believe that it is bcuz of that Yesjulz situation, dat will be disappointing
— Pragmatist (@kingK0ce) July 3, 2019